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1932 James 2023

Coy Howell

August 27, 1932 — February 15, 2023

Birmingham, AL

On Wednesday, February 15, 2023, James Coy Howell, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away at the age of 90. 

Coy was born on August 27, 1932 in Birmingham, AL, to James and Annie (Morrow) Howell. He graduated from Tarrant High School in 1950. After graduation he married his high school sweetheart, Jackie on September 9, 1950. They raised one son, Rickey and two daughters Diane and Sue. In Middle School, Coy began his career at the Birmingham News as a paper carrier. He went on to retire from the Birmingham News as a Pressroom Supervisor. He owned/operated Complete Printing Service, with his wife and son, in Tarrant City for over 35 years. Coy also held a Lifetime membership in the Tarrant Masonic Lodge #596. 

Coy played baseball and softball and coached the Birmingham News Ball Club. He loved being with his family going to the beach, camping and going to Disney World. He enjoyed flying with his son Rickey, as they were both licensed pilots. Coy was an active member of Tarrant Rock United Methodist church serving on the Administrative Board, the Usher Committee and as leader of the United Methodist Youth Fellowship. He later joined Gardendale -Mt Vernon United Methodist Church and Open Door Sunday School Class. 

Coy was preceded in death by his parents James Grover and Annie Morrow Howell, his brother Elton, sisters Vivie Betts, Bea Vines and Ina Smith. He is survived by his wife Jackie, his three children, Rickey Howell (Susie), Diane Yates and Sue Conn. Grandchildren: Stacey Howell, Laura Yates, Stephen Yates (Meleah), Jacqueline McVoy (R.J.), Christopher Conn (Savannah) and James Conn (Brittany). Great-Grandchildren: Will Jeffcoat and Katie Hove; Tyler and Carter Yates; Conner and Chloe McVoy; Penelope, Elizabeth and Owen Conn. His Sister Ann Sewell and other cherished family & friends. He also leaves behind his faithful dog's Daisy and Bella.

My Family would like to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to Dr. Doug Alford, Troy Henderson, NP and the Hope Hospice Team for their compassionate care they gave not only to Coy but to his family and friends during this his final days. 

 

In Lieu of flowers he family asks for donations to The Greater Birmingham Humane Society.

 

Goodbye, my Sweetheart, until we meet again.

 

The service for Mr. James Howell will be held on Tuesday, at 12:00 PM at Jefferson Memorial Gardens East.

Visitation: Tuesday, at 11:00 AM at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home.

Burial: Jefferson Memorial Gardens East, AL.

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Visitation

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm

Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home

2701 John Hawkins Pkwy, Hoover, AL 35244

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

12:00 - 12:30 pm

Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home

2701 John Hawkins Pkwy, Hoover, AL 35244

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