Calhoun Times

HOWELL, Gary Edgar

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Mr. Gary Edgar Howell passed away unexpected­ly at Erlanger Medical Center on May 9, 2021.

Mr. Howell was born on May 22, 1955, in Calhoun, Georgia, to the late Ruth HROyfiHOG DQG BLOOy (. HRwHOO. Gary was of the Christian faith and retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad after over 40 years of service. As a young man he toured with several country music artists, including Waylon Jennings, Alan Jackson, Charlie Daniels and Tricia Yearwood. Well known and loved throughout the North Georgia community, he was an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast. He loved riding his PRWRrFyFOH, JROfiQJ, DQG EHing surrounded by friends and family. He is preceded in death by his parents and a son Jamison Pettit.

Survivors include his Children Garett Howell RI CDrWHrVYLO­OH, VRQ BODNH Howell and daughter in law, Ashley Howell of Calhoun, daughter Jacqualinn Gadd DQG VRQ LQ ODw, BODNH GDGG of Ocala, Florida, and daughter Kaitlynn Valentin of Douglasvil­le, Georgia. Siblings Linda Cuouh of Rome, Georgia, Vickie and Lee Chapman of Centre, Alabama, Mike and Carrie Christmas of Calhoun, Georgia, and Melissa and Mike Garland of Calhoun, Nieces and nephews Leroy and Denise Taylor of Calhoun, Penny and Jeff Jones of Rome, and Kimberly DQG 7rRy BODQNHQVKL­S RI Jacksonvil­le, Florida. His grandchild­ren are Dakota Howell, Trey Howell, Emerie Howell, Lathan Howell, Monroe Howell, and Everleigh Obannon.

A celebratio­n of life service will be held at Rockbridge Community Church in Calhoun, Georgia on June 18, 2021, at 6:00PM. The family will receive friends from 5:00PM until the service begins at the church. A memorial motorcycle ride in Gary’s honor will be held on June 19, 2021. For participat­ion or contributi­ons, please contact Wade Russell of the American Legion in Calhoun. ,Q OLHu RI flRwHrV, WKH IDPLOy asks for donations be made to the American Legion Calhoun Post #47 Christmas for Kids Fund.

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