Hobert Howell, age 86 of Hammond, Ind., formerly of Harold, husband of the late Edith Howell, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at the Community Hospital, in Munster, Ind.
He was born August 7, 1925, at Amba, the son of the late Lee and Mary Ann Justice Howell. He was a retired coal miner.
Hobert is survived by a son, Darrell (Linda) Howell, of Delaware, Ohio; a daughter, Rosa Lee Thompson, of Hammond, Ind.; 15 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, James Hobert Howell and Dennis Howell; one step-son, Charles Jack Allen; a son-in-law, Albert Thompson; four brothers, Clifton Howell, Lowell Howell, Charles D. Howell and John Howell; and three sisters, Jewell Smallwood, Anna Mae Wade and Jane Stevens.
Funeral services for Hobert Howell were held Saturday, June 30, at the Lower Toler Creek Church of Christ, at Harold, with Tommy Spears officiating. Burial followed in Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel.
Hall Funeral Home, of Martin, was in charge of arrangements.