James G. Howell
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James G. Howell
  • December 21, 1927 - October 5, 2017
  • Springfield, Virginia

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James Grant Howell passed away October 5th, 2017 at the age of 89. Jim was born December 21st, 1927 to his parents Samuel and Lucille Howell. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at Westpoint in 1950 and went on to serve 20 years as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army, doing several tours abroad in service to his country. He then served over 20 years for the United States Postal Service as the field director for the William F. Bolger Management Academy.

Jim is survived by his wife Linde, his eight children; Chris, Michael, Robert, Maurice, Mike, Patricia, Melinda, and Nina; eight grandchildren: Michael, Kelsea, Ryan, Hunter, Amber, Kelly, Amanda, and Ashleigh; and two great-grandchildren: Easton and Ellis. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Mary, and grandchild Matthew.

Jim was known for his dedication to public service and leadership, his sense of humor and resiliency in times of crisis, and his fierce loyalty to family. Above all, he was committed to being a husband, father, and grandfather. Jim was a true Virginia gentlemen who enjoyed taking walks, playing golf, reading, and cracking jokes.

A celebration of his life is scheduled for Monday, October 9th from 11-1 pm at Demaine Funeral Home in Springfield, VA. There will be a service at Arlington National Cemetery in the coming months.

Donations may be made in Jim's memory to Wounded Warriors at www.support.woundedwarriorproject.org.