Chad Ray Howell was born the son of Tommy Kenneth Howell and Mary Downs Howell on April 4, 1973 at West Plains, Missouri and departed this life March 3, 2012 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 38 years.He was united in marriage on May 19, 1993 at Mammoth Spring, Arkansas to Misty Goetting.
He is survived by two sons, Dustin Howell of Thayer, Missouri and Dalton Howell of Thayer, Missouri; one brother, Kevin Howell of Thayer, Missouri; one sister, Misty Howell of Koshkonong, Missouri; the mother of his sons, Misty Zaborac; two nephews; two nieces; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy and Mary Howell.
Chad was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, training and running his rabbit dogs and coon hounds. He was an outstanding fisherman and was known to have the biggest catch at the end of the day.
He was a self-employed carpenter and roofer and cherished the time spent working with his sons, while teaching them the trade.
Chad will be missed by his family and many friends.
Memorial services will be Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 2:00 PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer with Brother Wayne Hurst officiating. Burial will be in the Steve Collins Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.