Roger Earl Howell, Sr., of San Angelo, Texas, went to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in Heaven and reunite with family and friends on February 7, 2024, at the age of eighty-one. He was born in San Angelo, on November 18, 1942, to parents Mae Belle and Harvey Lee Howell, Sr. As a child he attended school in both San Angelo and Lubbock, TX. Roger loved to tell the story of meeting the love of his life at Jerry’s Burgers on Pullium and Archer in San Angelo. Sally rode up on a bicycle wearing red shorts with tanned legs and he decided right there he needed to meet her. They married on February 23, 1963, and remained together just shy of 61 years. While Roger held a variety of jobs, his working career primarily centered around automotive parts and repair. He moved his young family to Lubbock in 1966 in search of new employment opportunities and eventually worked his way to a position at S&R Auto Supply as an outside sales associate. In 1976 they moved back to San Angelo to be closer to family and he then worked for Landers Automotive on the Jobbers Service side as commercial account manager. His hobbies included restoring old cars and furniture. Later in life he enjoyed buying and selling flea market antiques at ABA because he loved meeting and visiting with the people.
Roger is preceded in death by his parents Harvey Lee Howell, Sr. and Mae Belle Lankford (Nichols), his stepfather Otis Lankford, two brothers Harvey Lee Howell, Jr., and Billy Ray Howell. Roger is survived by Celine (Sally) Howell, their two children and their spouses, Roger Jr. and Tracie Howell and Theresa and Dan Scott all of San Angelo. His most cherished family being his grandchildren, Preston Scott and wife Landry, Megan Scott, and Ryan Hasty, and his great-grandchildren Cash, Parker, and Steely Scott.
A come and go celebration of Roger’s life and visitation with the family will be held at Harper Funeral Home in San Angelo, Texas on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 4:00 – 6:00 pm. At a later date, final interment will be at Fairmount Cemetery in a private family service.
A special thank you to the nursing staff of Shannon Hospital, Regency House, and Concho Hearts Hospice who cared for him so well.