Charlie "Doc" Howell

September 9, 1930 ~ July 17, 2018 (age 87)


Mr. Charlie Lester (Doc) Howell was born September 9, 1930 to the late Samuel B. and Ethel Foote Howell. He attended Davie County Public School. He became a member of Chinquapin Grove Missionary Baptist Church at an early age, and after marriage, became a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Mocksville. He worked on the Trustee Board and drove the church bus. He served in the U.S. Army, Company H 28th Infantry in the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of the DAV, and a member of the American Legion and Amvets. He received awards from the DAV for driving veterans to and from hospitals, for serving as commander of the DAV Chapter Dist. 5, and outstanding district commander co-winner. He also was a truck driver for McClamrock Seed Co. and worked at Baker Furniture in Mocksville and volunteered at Morrison Studevent Funeral Home in Mocksville. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and picking greens. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR racing and westerns, listening to country music, and traveling. His favorite places to go with his wife, family, and best friend, Roger Girst, were the mountains, Florida, and Las Vegas. He had been a resident of Autumn Care for the past fifteen months. On Tuesday July 17, he departed from his earthly life at Wake Forest Medical Center. His father was twice married and from this union 22 children were born, of whom 20 have preceded him in death, as well as two infant sons, and a step-grandson, James Naylor. He is survived by his wife of over fifty years, Emma L. Howell; two daughters Angela (Kelly) Naylor, and Cynthia Lyons of Mocksville; four grandchildren; LaTosha, Mariah, Cyrena and Cyrus Lyons and two step grandchildren, Eutashia (Rev. JJ Rice Jr.) and Brian Hunter; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Gilbert (Mary Ruth) Howell of Booneville, NC; two brothers- in-law, Rev. Jesse Lyons Jr. (Dorothy) of Westbury NY, and James Lyons of Salisbury NC.; four sisters- in-law, Della Williams of Mocksville, Margaret Transou, Doretha Lyons and Margaret S. Lyons of Winston Salem; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Charlie "Doc" Howell please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

National Cemetery
501 Statesville Boulevard Salisbury
Salisbury, NC, 28144


JUL 24. 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM (EDT)

Shiloh Baptist Church

544 E Depot Street

Mocksville, NC


JUL 24. 12:30 PM (EDT)

Shiloh Baptist Church

544 E Depot Street

Mocksville, NC

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