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Walter David Howell, 57, Dies

The family received friends at the funeral home on April 2. The funeral service was April 3, at Heritage Baptist Church with Rev. Cecil Clegg, Rev. Kendall Taylor, and Rev. Gene Fields officiating.

Walter David Howell, 57 of Douglasville, and most recently of Ashville, NC., passed away due to a heart attack on Saturday, March 30. He was born April 27, 1955 in Atlanta.

A gifted musician, his works when heard inspired you with their peaceful melodies and uplifting chords. Multi-talented, he was a master craftsman with wood and designed furniture and art artifacts with beauty and function. Many of us were blessed with his humble and servant spirit, compassion, and concern for all whose lives he touched. His life was dedicated to helping others on their personal journey to wellness and life balance.

In addition to his private carpentry business, his career of serving others included working at Kripalu in Massachusetts and Inner Harbor in Douglasville. His tenacious ‘bulldog spirit’ was well founded as he was a Summa Cum Laude psychology honor graduate of the University of Georgia. He also was a Phi Chi at Young Harris College where he first fell in love with his beloved mountains.

He is survived by his loving parents, W.A. and Nancy Howell of Douglasville, GA; dear sister, Valerie; relatives and friends.

The family received friends at the funeral home on April 2. The funeral service was April 3, at Heritage Baptist Church with Rev. Cecil Clegg, Rev. Kendall Taylor, and Rev. Gene Fields officiating. Per his wishes was cremated following the services.

Flowers accepted or donations may be made to Heritage Baptist Church, Building Fund, 8800 Rose Ave., Douglasville, GA 30134 or to the American Heart Association, www.heart.org.

Express condolences or share a special memory at www.whitleygarner.com.

Arrangements by: Whitley Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246.

debra woodard April 06, 2013 at 07:06 PM
So sad-i went to DCHS with david & also attended Victory Baptist Church with him in the 1970's-he was so talented & a gentle spirit-he will be missed!

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