Howell, Otis D.
Otis D. Howell, 88, of Floyd, passed away Monday November 4, 2019. Otis touched many people thru his service by being a plumber, electrician, ran a skating rink, drive-in restaurant, served as town police officer and on town council, and other numerous jobs to benefit the people of Floyd and surrounding counties.
Preceded in death wives: Shirley Reynolds, Eldean Howell, Marie Howell. Parents; Sam and Elva Howell. Two sisters: Loraine Fain, Gaynelle East.
Survived by wife: Helen Howell, one daughter, Kathy Cruz (Russell); two sons; Wayne Howell (Lisa) Darrell Howell (Tammy); one stepson Calvin Shortt (Sandra), three stepdaughters Vera Thompson (Robert), Sandra Shortt (Calvin), Liz Thompson (Terry). Eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren. Brother Richard Howell (Sue), Sister Josie Spence, numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service, Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 11am at Gardner Funeral Home with Rev. Roy Turpin officiating. Graveside services will be at 2pm at Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Patrick Springs, Va. Family will receive friends Wednesday November 6, 2019 from 6 to 8pm at Gardner Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made http://www.gardnerfuneralhomefloyd.com or on Facebook @gardnerfuneralhomefloyd. The family is being served by Gardner Funeral Home.