Fire Chief Jimmie Howell 72, of Lake Lure, passed away on November 9, 2020.
Jimmie was born in Rocky Mount, NC to the late Reverend Ernest Howell and Rosie Lee Batts Howell.
Jimmie served in the United States Navy. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 49 years Jane Howell; sons, Jammie Howell (Monica) of Lake Lure, Jay Howell (Kelly) of Lake Lure; his sisters Dell Garner of Hickory, Ernestine Henderson of Chesnee, SC, Ruth Dark of Greensboro, Susan Dortch of Franklin, KY. He is also survived by his 5 grandchildren. Jimmie is also survived by many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents Jimmie was preceded in death by his sister Judith Lee Howell Blackwell. A graveside service was held at Bills Creek Baptist Church, Lake Lure, NC.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Bill's Creek Fire Department, 1184 Bill's Creek Road, Lake Lure, NC 28746 or Bill's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1475 Bill's Creek Road, Lake Lure, NC 28746.