Mr. Michael Howell, 56 of Nashville passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Mike was born December 31, 1962 in Newport, Rhode Island on the Navy base. and was the son of Celia P. Souls and the late Joseph Wayne Howell, Sr., and step-son of late John B. “Big John” Souls.
He graduated high school in Gibson GA, in 1980, but actually left for Army basic training in Ft. Hood, TX, before his graduation ceremony. He served for three years & was mainly stationed in Germany. He had top secret security clearance while he served as a communications officer. He left the service in 1983, moving to Orlando FL, before moving to Tennille, Ga.
Mike lived in Nashville, GA for the last 14 ½ years, moving here from middle Georgia in 2005. He was a Christian and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He worked as the night guard at Win Fab (Nashville Mills) since 2005, very rarely missing a shift. Before moving to Nashville he lived in Washington County, GA, working first at the local radio station, WSNT in Sandersville, as a night disc jockey, until it automated. After that he used to ride his bicycle to work about 10 miles, when he worked in the produce department at the local Piggly Wiggly.
He loved his rock & roll music but could listen to any genre. He had a vast collection of vinyl albums, cassettes, CD’s and finally digital downloads. He was an avid Las Vegas Raiders fan. He supported his team and their move to Las Vegas. He loved to laugh and was known to joke around but could be serious also. He also had a very sarcastic nature & was known to use the nickname “sarcasticman.”
He never married nor did he have any children. The closest thing to children were his sister’s children, James, Alex and Davina, whom he used to help take care of when they were young and lived near them most of their lives since moving from Florida. He is survived by his Mother, Celia Souls, Nashville, GA; three brothers, Joseph Howell Jr, Garden Grove, CA; Russel Howell, Mira Mesa CA; Jeff Howell, Lakeside, CA; his sister, Debbi Vittoe; two nephews, James & Alex Beckworth, all of Nashville; his nieces, Davina (Brandon) Russell of Adel, GA; Marissa Howell, of Buena Park, CA; Jennifer Turner of Palm Springs, CA; Meghan (Jeff) Prevost of Loveland, CO; Kayla Weir of El Cajon, CA and nephew, Jeffrey Dean Howell of San Diego, CA; great nieces and nephews; Alexis of Las Vegas, NV; Hayden & Riley both of Wrightsville, GA; Austin, Ethan, Collin, Nathan, Makayla and Cristopher all of CA; Taylor and Aiden of CO. Three Uncles Bruce (Barbara) Rowely, W. Wendover, NV; Robert (Sherrie) Rowely, Wellsville, UT; Don (Peggy) Rowely, Kingman, AZ, and many, cousins throughout the country.
A service for Mr. Howell, will be held Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.at Purvis Funeral Home Interment will be in a family plot on private property. “Winds of Change; Forever; Home Sweet Home; Man in the Mirror; Brother; Mama Said; My Heart I Surrender and Go Rest High on That Mountain” were special selections played at the service.
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