2018-06-07 / Obits


JAMES MICHAEL HOWELL, 39, of Lapeer, lost his courageous battle with an extremely rare and aggressive form of Leiomyosarcoma on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. The family would like to extend sincere thanks to everyone who has provided prayers, donations and support throughout this journey.

James was born April 26, 1979, in Flint, to Gerald and Mary (Hoffman) Howell, Jr. He graduated in 1997 from Davison High School and married Hillary Marie Barrett on May 22, 2001. He was employed many years as a sheet metal worker for Dee Cramer, HVAC/Sheet Metal Construction & Service. James went on to get a Bachelors of Science Degree from Oakland University and worked as a radiation therapist for McLaren Lapeer – Karmanos. Mr. Howell was an avid outdoorsman… he especially enjoyed deer hunting in Northern Michigan and even out West. James and Hillary are members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lapeer.

James is survived by his wife, Hillary Howell of Lapeer; his dear sons, Hunter and Tanner; mother, Mary Howell of Atlanta, MI; father, Gerald Howell, Jr. of Byron; sister, Mandy (Jim) Barrett of Otisville; in-laws, Jana and David Barrett of Lapeer; sister-in-law, Rebekkah (David) McConnell of Kalkaska; niece and nephew: Austin Barrett and Katelynn Barrett; grandmothers, Norma Hoffman of Flushing and Doris Howell of Flint; and many aunt, uncles, cousins and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Gerald Howell, Sr. and Larry Hoffman.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 90 Millville Rd., Lapeer, Michigan 48446.

No formal service will take place at this time, an informal gathering will take place at a later date. Cremation has been entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer.

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