May 01, 2016
Robert D. Howell Sr.
April 25, 1938 — April 28, 2016
LCDR Robert D. Howell Sr., (U.S.N., retired), passed away on April 28, 2016.
Bob was born April 25, 1938, in East Liverpool, Ohio, to Donald and Mae (Waters) Howell. Bob grew up in Coshocton County, Ohio, and graduated from West Lafayette High School in 1956. While a senior in high school, Bob joined the Navy Reserve, and he entered active duty upon graduation. He married Margaret “Marge” Craun on November 29, 1956.
Bob served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years and earned a degree in History and Political Science from the University of Maryland. In his years since his retirement, he was very active in the Daniel Guthrie Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. He served as the State Registrar for many years and held a number of offices in the SAR, including State President. He enjoyed participating in school programs and color guard in parades. In addition, he was active and held offices in the Retired Military Officers Association.
He is survived by his wife, Marge; his sons, Robert D. Howell Jr., and his wife, Nancy, of Chesapeake, VA, and Donald Howell of Bedford; and his daughter, Dianna Ragsdale, and her husband, Cecil, of Shoals. Also surviving are grandchildren, Cori (Chris) Nicholson of Chesapeake, VA; Adam (Shelby) Divine and Alex (Erica) Divine of Shoals; Joshua (Kristen) Howell of Chesapeake, VA; Bobby (Hannah) Howell, of Bedford; and Evan (Lori) Divine, of Rushville. Also surviving are eight great-grandchildren. One son, Daniel, is deceased.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Final interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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