Gary Lee Howell

TECH. SGT. Gary Lee Howell, 62, passed away on Sept 29, 2017 with his family by his side in New Haven, Kentucky. Gary was born October 2, 1954 at Fort Knox, Kentucky to Alvis and Violet Howell. His father was a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army and his mother a loving stay at home mom. Gary loved camping, reading and building electronics. He was a graduate of Elizabethtown High School and involved with football, baseball and Boys Scouts of America. He attended Western Kentucky University. He joined the Air Force in 1974 with a career spanning 21 years. During his career in the Air Force as a ballistic and instrumentation specialist, he was instrumental in programming and completing the first Stealth Bombers. Gary was the recipient of several prestigious commendations, among those the Meritorious Service Medal, The Air Force Achievement Medal, and The Air Force Commendation Medal. He retired as a Tech Staff Sergeant and then worked at Remington Arms as a lab technician testing old and new weapons until retiring in 2015. A member of the Memorial United Methodist Church, Gary was a Kentucky Colonel, an active member of the NRA, and a lifelong Kentucky Wildcat Fan. He loved being with his family and his dogs Dozer and Lucy. He was preceded in death by his parents Violet and Lt. Col. Alvis M. Howell. Gary is survived by four siblings, Vickie Webb of Smiths Grove, Sharon (Steve) Yates of Rineyville, Alan (Kimberly) Howell of Elizabethtown, and Robin Howell of Memphis, TN, six nieces and nephews, Aaron (Meredith) Howell, Corey (Kimberly) Yates, Ashley (Nick) Dikeos, Leah (Jacob) Riggs, Jarrod (Rachel) Meredith, and Austin (Emily) Howell, along with 12 great nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on October 2, 2017 from 4:00pm til 9:00pm at the Brown Funeral Home. The visitation will continue Tuesday October 3, 2017 at Brown Funeral Home from 9:00am til 10:00am, then family will have a private burial at the Veterans Cemetery in Radcliff, Kentucky. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations given to the Hardin County Animal Shelter. Condolences may be expressed online at


Monday, October 2, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home


Tuesday, October 3, 2017 starting at
Kentucky Verteran's Cemetery

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