David Lee Howell, 83, of Kissee Mills died Sunday, March 4, 2018 in the
Forsyth Nursing and Rehab Center. A memorial service will be scheduled for a
David Lee Howell was born Wednesday, May 23, 1934 in Johnson, AR to Earl
Albert and Bertha (Drake) Howell. At a young age, the family moved to
Kansas City, MO. David graduated from Central High School in Raytown in
the class of 1954. He then attended the University of Central Missouri in
Warrensburg, MO on a football scholarship. He worked as a truck driver
moving pianos and furniture for the Teamsters Local #41. He also worked as
a grounds keeper for the city of Raymore, MO. He met Melissa Steinman in
1974 in Kansas City, MO. They were married in July 14, 1976 in Raytown.
Following his retirement in 1995, he and Melissa moved to Kissee Mills.
David was an honest, 'manly man' that treated others with respect and
kindness. He loved animals and was very family oriented. He enjoyed fishing,
reading and tinkering. He was a member of the General Baptist Church of
He is survived by his wife, Melissa of Kissee Mills; two sons, William Howell of
Kansas City, MO, Michael Howell and fiancé, Vickie of Kansas City, KS; a
daughter, Patricia McFatrich of Lee's Summit, MO; a brother, Jerry Michael
Howell and wife, Ann of Pleasant Hope, MO; a sister, Colleen Zuck and
husband, Willard of Independence, MO; a sister-in-law, Pauline Howell of
Raytown, MO; eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
He preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Richard Howell; one
sister, Betty Lou Howell and two grandsons, Gary Littrell and Jessy Letellier.
Memorials in memory of David Lee Howell may be made to the Walnut Shade
General Baptist Church, c/o Sue Bilyeu: 8045 State Hwy 176, Walnut Shade,
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral
Home, Forsyth, MO.
David Lee Howell
May 23, 1934 - March 4, 2018
15945 U.S. Hwy 160 ~ Forsyth, MO. 65653 ~ (417) 546-6250
Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home