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  • Visitation:  12-1 p.m.  Friday at Greenville Community Church, 6596 Vining Road
  • Funeral:  1:00 p.m. Friday at the church

Joseph Edward Howell, Jr., age 19, of rural Sheridan, died unexpectedly on Monday afternoon, Jan. 26, 2009. The son of Connie Elizabeth Pauline Field & Joseph Edward Howell, Sr., he was born on Jan. 2, 1990 in Carson City.

Joe had attended Central Montcalm Public Schools and enjoyed working on cars, playing video games and paintball, snowboarding and bowling, as well as eating pizza and shooting pool.

He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Leslie Field; and an uncle, Jerry Howell, Jr.

Surviving are a daughter, Karrisa Doolittle of Greenville; his mother and step-father, Connie & Gregory Wright of Sheridan; his father, Joseph E. Howell, Sr.; a sister, Rochelle & Duane Walker; a niece, Aeiral Walker, all of Albion; grandparents, Fannie Field of Sheridan, and Gerald & Ada Howell of Crystal; six aunts and uncles, Ralph & Lisha Field, Carol & John Lindenberg, Loren & Patricia Field, all of Sheridan, Alan & Pauline Howell of Tennessee, Dan Howell of Battle Creek, and Ron & Arylynn Howell of Washington.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009 at Greenville Community Church, 6596 Vining Road, where the family will receive relatives and friends from 12-1 p.m. Pastor Nate Winkelman will officiate and burial will take place in the spring at South Sidney Cemetery.

Instead of flowers, family and friends are asked to consider the needs of the family. Envelopes for contributions will be available at the church. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Joes online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please click the “sign Guest Book” link above.

The Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Greenville, is serving the family.


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  1. Anonymous on January 26, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Guestbook

    09/25/2010 –

    Rochelle Walker

    I love your stone and wish that was not the way we had to look at you. Everyday I wish I could just walk up to you and give you a big hug and tell you how much I love you. Just rmember the walkers love you with all their heart.


    09/11/2010 –

    Rochelle Walker

    I miss you a ton Joe and there’s not a day that goes by that I didn’t wish you were still here with us. Someday I will join you in heavan and it will be the way that it was before January 26, 2009. I love you little Joe and wish I could see you today.


    01/27/2010 –

    Connie Wright

    Yesterday was the one year mark, Joe. Wemade it thru.It’s just empty without you. I can not believe still that you are gone. I miss and love you so much. R.I.P my son.


    01/04/2010 –

    Connie Wright

    It’s been almost one year since you left us. We celebrated your birthday Saturday, It was tough knowing you are gone and I will never hug you again. I love you my son.You are forever with me. I miss you.


    11/14/2009 –

    Rochelle Walker

    Toby Joe I miss you still and it’s been 10 months already. Your nephew Michael Daniel was born yesterday and he is very cute. I missed you being here with the camera. I love you Joe and want you to come back and be with us. Mom was gonna act like you when Aeiral was born with the camera. Joe please keep us all safe and you are always in my heart.


    11/09/2009 –

    Connie Wright

    Joe, I miss you so much. Now the holidays are coming and you will not be there. Your nephew will arrive Nov.15,2009. I wish you could be apart of his coming into the world, just as you were with Aeiry. I still have unanswered Questions, but… You are missed and Love so much my son.
    You will ALways in my heart.
    I love you Joe. Mom


    09/14/2009 –

    Connie Wright

    You are still very much in my heart. I miss you and love you so much my son.RIP


    06/09/2009 –

    Connie Wright

    It’s been four plus months my son, since you left us. The pain grows more each day. I love you and miss you so much. I miss seeing your smile,hearing your smart remarks and most of all your hugs. Not a day goes by that I do not think of you. I love you my son.
    love mom


    02/26/2009 –

    Your Big Sis

    Little Joe I wanted to write you and tell you I love you with all my heart. I write you a lot when I am thinking about you and want to talk to you. We still all talk about you everyday. I tell you I love you. And I try to talk to both of our parents everyday so that I can make sure they are ok. I wish you would walk out of the closet and just come hug me and tell me it’s ok sis it’s just a bad dream. Hugs and Kisses from me, Duane, and Aeiral. She thinks of you a lot Toby. I show her your pic and she says Joe. It;s so cute and sad at the same time because she will never get to know her Uncle Joe. The only Uncle or Aunt she’s got on my side. I want you to know how much I love you Joe. Your in my heart forever and always. Peace out little brother RIP.


    02/16/2009 –

    Your Big SIs

    Joe I still can’t beleive you are gone. I love you and want you back here with us. Your daughter is very cute. Joe I love you with all my heart little bro. You are in a better place now so plz RIP and you are always in my heart and everyone elses. I will try to help take care of mom and dad, it will be from both of us. I wish I could just hug you. I still cry just knowing you are not here with us to hug and kiss and tell how much we love you. Here it is not even 7am and I am writing you.


    02/04/2009 –

    Aubrey

    Joe always knew how to make people laugh. He had the greatest smile and the greatest personality. My favorite memory is when he came to school with his hair painted blue from house paint! He is always going to be in my thoughts, RIP Joe! I know you’re in a better place; free of pain. I love you Joe!


    02/02/2009 –

    Johnny and Estell Carlton and family

    Our condolences to you and your family. May God guide you and your family through this tough time.


    02/02/2009 –

    Rochelle Walker

    I don’t like the fact you are gone bud. I wish you were here with me. I wish you would turn on my light every now and then so I know you are here with me. I love you and miss you my little brother. You were the only blood sibling I have. I cry about you a lot and talk about you all the time. I will still come on here a lot and tell you how much I miss you and love you. RIP my baby brother.


    02/01/2009 –

    Holly Worden

    This Eagle holds a promise Even though his heart is full of pain, He vows throughout his tomorrows His people did not & will not die in vain!
    This Eagle will never forget that my one man many were made sinners yet by one man meny were set free, This storm will take time to resolve A monumental struggle of good versus evil!
    He will not be defeated His spirit has never been lifted this high before, He set his mind & belief towards God Now just watch this Eagle Soar!
    I can not help but think that this is a new start to so so much…yes we hurt and yes we will for ever remember you.But i can already see the closeness forming even the very day that we celabratied your death….Praise god that we know were you are and I also Praise god to the church that ur mom and greg call home…We will not ever understand this but we can all learn and take something from this…I know i have and i am so sorry that i was not there more for you…But i can promise you this joe I will be here for the family and I will pray that all of our family will be lead to the lord if it takes all my life…joe I luv you and thank you for being you.


    01/31/2009 –

    Joyce Minor

    Joe will always be a part of my life. Even though there was no blood tie he is/was my grandson.
    He will be deeply missed but always well loved. Some day our Lord will call us home and we will meet again.
    Love you very much as well as your mom and your sister, niece and daughter


    01/31/2009 –

    cheryl townsend

    Even though you werent my biological son the last four years I have been with your father you have been like a son to me. You have made me laugh, you always have been there to lend a helping hand, and bring light into my life. Yes we have had our differences but our happy moments way over ride any of that. Your soul was and still is to me pure and beautiful. My heart breaks to know that I’ll never see you again, but yet I’m blessed to have known you at all. I wouldn’t trade the last four years for the world. I’ll miss you greatly but I’ll Love you forever. Love cheryl


    01/31/2009 –

    Amanda and Tony

    We will miss you Joe but we know where you are at and are excited to know you are dancing it up with God right now waiting for our time to come and party! We love you!


    01/30/2009 –

    Kimberly Millls

    I love u joe and i will always remember u.
    Love Aunt Kim..


    01/30/2009 –

    Pollianna Mills

    We will Miss You!!!!!


    01/30/2009 –

    Bev Adams

    My deepest sympathy to your whole family… May you somehow find comfort in dealing with your loss.


    01/30/2009 –

    Terry mcfarland

    i’m truely sorry for what had happened he was a good friend…


    01/30/2009 –

    Al, Pauline, & Jerry Howell

    You will be sadly missed


    01/30/2009 –

    Pam Smith

    Josie, I will miss you so much.You were just as much my son as you were your mom and dads, for 11 years. We had a lot of long talks and went for ice cream about twice a week. and i will miss that. be at peace . love mom


    01/30/2009 –

    alan rohn

    To Joe Sr,Alan,Ron, sorry to hear of your loss.


    01/29/2009 –

    jose guerrero

    I am truly sorry for what has happend,joe was one of my good freinds,he always had my back through anything an everything. We had alot of fun times when we hung out.The thing i remember the most was when we were on the quad an was chasing cranes an then we hit a mud hole an got all dirty right before we had to take off to go to rainbow garden to skate. I am really gonna miss him…we all will miss u joe.


    01/29/2009 –

    Heather VanDeusen

    I want to offer my condolences to the entire family and let you all know your family is in my prayers. Rest in peace Joe, you will be missed.


    01/29/2009 –

    Jamie, lizzy, and kaitlynn


    01/29/2009 –

    Joshua Kidder

    Toby Joe I Love You and I’m going to miss you..I’m going to miss sitting on your lap and playing with you….Love Always , Joshie


    01/29/2009 –

    Devon Kidder

    I Love You Toby Joe, I’m gonna miss you , Love Always, Devon


    01/29/2009 –

    Devon Kidder

    I Love You Toby Joe, I’m gonna miss you , Love Always, Devon


    01/29/2009 –

    Demarea’ Kidder

    Toby Joe I Love You and I miss you …I’m gonnna miss wrestling with you….Love Always , Demarea’


    01/29/2009 –

    Demarea’ Kidder

    Toby Joe I Love You and I miss you …I’m gonnna miss wrestling with you….Love Always , Demarea’


    01/29/2009 –

    Shayleona Kidder

    Toby Joe I will miss you alot, I wish you was here with us still. I Love You and I will never forget you……Love Always , Shayleona


    01/29/2009 –

    Ron & Lisa Dean

    Even though we had our difference he was always like a brother to ma and always will be. Forever missed love always


    01/29/2009 –

    Ron & Lisa Dean

    Even though we had our differences growing up he was like a brother to me and always will be


    01/29/2009 –

    Laurie (Everingham) Coville

    Joe Sr., So sorry to hear of your loss. God Bless you all!


    01/29/2009 –

    Heather Phillips


    01/29/2009 –

    Greg Wright

    You and I have had some rough times and some good times. I will remember the best of you, thanks for memories.


    01/29/2009 –

    Christopher John Frederick Schutte


    01/29/2009 –

    Robert Phillips ( bubba )

    i dont know what to say about everything . the only thing i can say is i hope he is in a better place and i love you all .


    01/29/2009 –

    fannie field

    Ilove and miss you very much .I will miss all the many things you said and did.All the times you worked on my car,helped me with the chores ,You never left with out a goodbye and i love you all. love you always Grandma Field


    01/29/2009 –

    John& Carol Lindberg

    We loved you so much Joey,even though we were your aunt and uncle we loved as our own. I share with your mom you, you was our like all you kids. special is hardly a word to describe you. you were a one of a kind you made up your mind when you where younger you were gonna make your mark upon this world and you have in so many ways in 5the peoples heart you have touched we all will never forget you and all the fun we had like our last trip together when uncle john made sure you got flashed . we will always love you for always. sore with the eagles my nephew- son.


    01/29/2009 –

    Rochelle Walker

    I love you and miss you with all my heart. I wish I knew what was going on in your head when you did what you did. I wish you were here just like everyone else. I wrote a poem for you and I hope we can find someone to put it on your head stone and I will always be a part of you and I will think of you for eternity. I love you little bro.


    01/28/2009 –

    Cindy Woods

    I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort your hearts as you grieve the loss of your son. You are all in my prayers.


    01/28/2009 –

    Aunt Ellen

    ” Toby Joe” what can I say?? You were a great kid and always made me laugh….And we used to have serious talks that will truly be missed….I wish you could have opened up and told me what was on your mind so this would have never happened…You will be loved and missed by me and Josh…R.I.P …Your worry free, fly like a bird…Love Aunt Ellen & Joshua


    01/28/2009 –

    Mike and Robin Wright

    Greg and Connie, and family,
    We are praying and thinking of you all at this time, Our God is good!!and he will heal your pain..and you will soon again see your beloved son Joe, again!! God Bless you and keep you!!
    We love you!! Uncle MIke and Robin and family


    01/28/2009 –

    Brandy Townsend

    I know you we did’nt get along the best but you was still my brother in my heart ….I just want you to know that I Love You and always will…and you are truly missed…..Love Always, Brandy


    01/28/2009 –

    Duane Walker

    Joe was a very good guy and I will miss him and love him. I will be thinking about him in my heart all the time. I am going to be proud to be one of his paw bears. I will be there for his daughter also. I love him and wish he was here.


    01/28/2009 –

    Rochelle Walker

    I love you with all my heart. I wish you were still here with us. Your brother-in-law and the rest of the family will help take care of your baby girl. I love you and wish you could come back.


    01/28/2009 –

    Edith Numan

    This loss is a terrible loss….Joe was a good kid and I will miss him very much…from throwing wood together to wrestling or fussing over hugs…lol…He really was a sweetheart ….” I miss you ” You will always be in our thoughts sweetie…..R.I.P baby boy….I’ll never forget you….Love Always Your, Sis In Law/ Cousin Edith…….


    01/28/2009 –

    Connie

    Joseph was such an awesome young man. Joe your family loves you so much,we miss you dearly. You are forever in our hearts. Rest in peace my son,there’s no more pain,no more tears, no more fears. I love you Jo-Joe. I hope you find the peace you need my son.


    01/28/2009 –

    Cynthia Howe

    Connie and Greg, I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that I am here in GA but I am there in mind and heart. If there is anything at all I can do please let me know.
    LOVE YA, Momma Howe


    01/27/2009 –

    Andrea Sweet

    Joe was a great guy. I know I will cherish the memories of him. I wish I could be there for the visitations and funeral. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything whatsoever that I might be able to do, please let me know. I am going to miss him terribly. He’s in a great place now. I know it in my gut. He’s watching over you now…


    01/27/2009 –

    Joey Davis &Family

    My Family and I would like to offer our sincere sympathies,condolences along with understanding losing love one very close to you.My wife and our oldest son lost our daughter,and his sister when she was just seven years old so we know what you going thru and if we can do anything that we can do just let us know.


    Veronica Edwards

    You are always in our thoughts and prayers. I am here for you if you need anything. Joe was a great kid and we enjoyed the time we had with him.


    Brittany

    I went to school with joe–all the way from the really little years to middle school!! He was always a great person. and he gave the greatest hugs. I’m gonna miss his smiles and laughs. he brightend up anyones day!! You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I know he’s watching over us all!! ily joe!! RIP hon!


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