John D. Howell, age 77, of Quincy, died Sunday, November 3, 2019, at 2:38 am in Blessing Hospital.
John was born July 13, 1942 in Brown County, Illinois, the son of George M. and Mable Hall Howell. He married Doris A. Ward on December 27, 1980 in Quincy. She survives.
John attended Brown County Schools and was a farmer and trucker in the area for many years. He worked for Bartlow Brothers in Rushville from 1970 until 1982 when he moved to Quincy and began working for Masco Construction Co. He then owned and operated a water delivery business in the Quincy area for many years. He continued to be actively involved with his farming operation in Brown County. John was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Quincy. He enjoyed camping, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors in addition to his wife, Doris include his son, Michael (Kim) Howell of Alexander, AR, his daughter, Becky (Greg) Laurent of Benton, AR, two step-sons, Randall (Teresa) Thomas of Urbandale, IA, and Gary (Lindsey) Thomas of Naperville, IL, three grandchildren, Steven, Logan, and Brooke Howell, and three step-grandchildren, Jason, Hannah, and Rylee Thomas.
John was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Maryon and Peggy, and two brothers Charles and Lester.
Services: 10:30 am on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Faith Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Joshua Hall officiating.
Burial: Hersman Cemetery, Hersman, Illinois
Visitation: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
Memorials: Faith Presbyterian Church in Quincy or the Hersman Cemetery Association.
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
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