Otis D. Howell

July 30, 1931 - November 04, 2019

Otis D. Howell, 88, of Floyd, passed away Monday November 4, 2019. Otis touched many people thru his service by being a plumber, electrician, ran a skating rink, drive-in restaurant, served as town police officer and on town council, and other numerous jobs to benefit the people of Floyd and surrounding counties. Preceded in death wives: Shirley Reynolds, Eldean Howell, Marie Howell. Parents; Sam and Elva Howell. Two sisters: Loraine Fain, Gaynelle East. Survived by wife: Helen Howell, one daughter, Kathy Cruz (Russell); two sons; Wayne Howell (Lisa) Darrell Howell (Tammy); one stepson Calvin Shortt (Sandra), three stepdaughters Vera Thompson (Robert), Sandra Shortt (Calvin), Liz Thompson (Terry). Eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren. Brother Richard Howell (Sue), Sister Josie Spence, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service, Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 11am at Gardner Funeral Home with Rev. Roy Turpin officiating. Graveside services will be at 2pm at Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Patrick Springs, Va. Family will receive friends Wednesday November 6, 2019 from 6 to 8pm at Gardner Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made or on Facebook @gardnerfuneralhomefloyd. The family is being served by Gardner Funeral Home.

Guest book

Al/Sharon McDaniel

November 05, 2019

Praying for the family. Love and hugs

Curt & Ann Barbour

Bassett, VA
November 05, 2019

We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Otis. We are praying for his family. May God give you peace and comfort for now and the days ahead. Love you all, Curt and Ann

Sharon Allred

Kernersville, NC
November 06, 2019

So many wonderful memories of growing up as next-door neighbors on Sweeney Street, including my sons when they visited their MeMa and PaPa in Floyd. Otis was a dear neighbor and best friend to our Dad for many, many years--and to us. I remember him opening the drive-in early just to allow the Sweeney Street kids to be inside when it was pouring down rain. It was so good to visit Otis and Helen in August with my older son and his wife. May God comfort you in your loss. Clifton, Sharon, and Jo Anne (Brammer)