Wilson Jay Howell, Jr.

June 5, 1953 - June 25, 2022

06/05/1953 - 06/25/2022

Past Services

Sunday July 10, 2022
4:30 pm
Great Neck Park
2513 Shorehaven Dr
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Wilson Jay Howell, Jr., 69, passed away unexpectedly at his home on June 25, 2022. Wilson was born to the late Wilson and Josephine Howell on June 5, 1953 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Wilson retired as a firefighter from Oceana Naval Base Fire Department. He loved spending time with his son’s and their families. He enjoyed riding his bike at the beach, taking pictures and collecting coins & watches. He is loved deeply and will be missed.

Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Ryan Howell & wife Danielle and Nathan Howell & wife Anne Cole; grandchildren, Nicholas, Brooklynn, Maclin, Lucas and Shafer Howell; brothers, Steve, Phillip, Paul and James Howell; many more extended family members and friends.

Wilson’s Memorial Service will take place at  Great Neck Park Gazebo (2513 Shorehaven Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23454) on Sunday, July 10 at 4:30pm.

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Bobby Canni
1 year ago

I hardly have words to express the loss our family feels,Wilson was a wonderful father, grandfather,brother,uncle, friend and always a wonderful brother-in-law and will be so missed!! Hearts are breaking in Virginia Beach!! 😢💔💔😢

1 year ago

He was such a kind hearted man. I’m glad I got to meet him! I know he’s with you in spirit.
Big hugs to all. 🙏🏼♥️

Tony and Donna Madonia
1 year ago

So sorry for your loss. My condolences go out to the Howell family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tony and Donna Madonia

Stan & Kathy
1 year ago

We are truly sorry for the loss of this kind-hearted man. It was always a pleasure to see Wilson, while in VA Beach when visiting with Danielle & Ryan. He will forever be remembered in our hearts for his love for his grandchildren, big smile, warm heart, generosity, quiet demeanor & especially for being such a kind, caring & humble person. May Wilson Rest In Peace among the angels & be filled with joy in the presence of Jesus. ✝️

Danielle Howell
1 year ago

Wilson was a great man, a gentle giant with a kind heart and a great sense of humor. He was the best Grandpa to our children, a wonderful Father to his sons and an awesome Father In Law.

Wilson loved to give/shop and was very thoughtful. We found a ton of jewelry with Brooklynn and Maclin’s name on it. The girls will be blessed with gifts from their Grandpa Wilson on Christmas for years to come 🙏🏼

We are grateful to have spent quality time together a week prior in our backyard for Brooklynn’s birthday. Wilson enjoyed watching his grandchildren and other little ones fly down water slides into a pool of water. After the party he got the water gun and started spraying his grandkids, which was unexpected and awesome to see. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day together.

We miss him so much ❤️‍🩹

Fly high 🕊

Linda Ann Boyer
1 year ago

So sad to hear this news about you. You are a good brother who was there so many times when we needed someone to make sure the right thing happened and to support those of us who needed it. You could always say something to make us all laugh especially when things got way too serious. You are not my blood brother but you were a like a brother to me at times. My heart aches for time that was missed and for your son’s and their beautiful children whose time with you was cut so short. Please know we hold on to the good memories that are so precious.