Joseph “Ed” Edward Howell, Sr., 94, left us after an accident in his home. On Saturday morning, August 19, 2023, Ed was reunited with his late wife, Mildred “Tootsie”; his late son, Joe, Jr.; and long-time best friend “Uncle Gerry” Fechter; along with many others. He suffered greatly but left with a smile and a tear in the corner of his left eye – No more pain.
Ed was born in Dillon, SC, growing up with his parents, grandmother, and siblings. He graduated from Indiana College of Engineering with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Ed’s career ranged from government contracting at Raytheon, to owning several small businesses, being employed at Channel 2 and Chanel 5 television stations as a communications engineer, as well as calibrating medical equipment at the VA Hospital in Charleston.
Ed was a member of a nationwide shortwave radio association. He loved to research on his desktop computer. Ed is survived by daughter, Susie Lerisen of Folly Beach, SC; son, Russell Howell of Folly Beach, SC; grandson, Christopher Howell (Mandy) of Charleston, SC; sister, Elda Mae McCutchan of Dillon, SC; many nieces and nephews in the Dillon, SC area; and his precious dog, Peaches.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Leonard, of Dillon.
His live-in caregiver will miss him greatly.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 25, 2023 at the Folly Beach Baptist Church, 77 Center Street at 12:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be held in Live Oak Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel.
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