Chester R. Howell, 79, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2022 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Amory. Born on August 31, 1942 near Charleston, MS, he was a son to Guy E. and Willie Mae Howell. In 1960 he graduated from West Tallahatchie High School and moved to Clarksdale. He worked from 1975 until 1988 for Delta Hardware as an outside salesman. From 1988 until his retirement in 2006 he was store manager at NAPA in Amory and was known for his knowledge of auto parts. He was married to Hudreksa "Vecca" Sweat Howell and had been a member of a gospel quartet. He was a member of Cason Baptist Church. Chester liked to hunt, fish, and was an avid fan of NASCAR, but above all, he loved his children and grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home with Bro Matt Long officiating. Committal services will be at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at Adams Arbor Cemetery near Charleston.
In addition to his wife, Hudreska Howell, he is survived by sons, David Howell, Kevin Howell, Melvin Campbell (Judy), Wendell Campbell (Tammy), and Clint Campbell (Roxanne); daughter, Suzanne McCormick (Keith); brothers, Guy E. Howell, Jr. (Peggy) and Terry Howell (Pam); sisters, Guila Carvar and Brenda Winters (Redford); grandchildren, Tyler Howell, Jessica Campbell (Max), Karen Campbell, Courtney Belcher (Lance), Myghon Campbell, and Cody Campbell; great grandchildren, Shad Campbell, Sydney Campbell, Blakely Belcher, Locklyn Belcher, Sophie Campbell, and Annalise Campbell; and Gary Boyette (Lynn); great-great grandchildren, Matthew and Sarah Beth Boyette.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sons, Scotty Howell and Ray Howell, Jr.
Pallbearers will be Gary Boyette, Lance Belcher, Keith McCormick, Melvin Campbell, Clint Campbell, and Cody Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be Amory Fire Department and Evergreen Carolina Volentary Fire Department.
Visitation will be on Tuesday evening from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Condolences may be shared with the family at clevelandmoffettfuneralhome.com.