Phillip Dewayne Howell, 60, passed from this life September 9th, 2021 at the Henryetta Medical Center. Phillip was born July 3, 1961 in Checotah, Oklahoma to Herman Homer and Jimmie (Morgan) Howell.
Phillip graduated from Checotah High School in 1980. Phillip and Donna were married October 10, 1989. He loved to fish, hunt and tinker in his shop working on tractors. He had all kinds of farm animals he cared for. But most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and family.
Out of high school, Phillip worked in the strip mines. He held several jobs through the years working as an EMT medical technician, armed security guard for the casino and the Federal Court House, forklift operator at Paragon Metals and as a mechanic for C.D. Brown. He was everyone's "go to" person when they needed mechanical assistance.
Phillip was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Jimmie Howell; sister, Jeannie Gran; grandparents, Paul and Mattie (Smith) Howell and Jim and Ora Morgan. He is survived by his wife, Donna Howell of the home; sons, Dustin Howell and wife Haley of Checotah, Christopher Chronister, Sr., of Tulsa; daughter, Lesley Clark and fiance Chris of Gore; sisters, Debra Tankersly and husband Ronnie of Checotah, Cathy Staton and husband Clint of Checotah, and Sandra Davis; grandchildren, Cameron Siemens, Madelyn Clark, Christopher Chronister, Jr., Rhett Howell, and McKenzie Howell; nieces, Summer Tankersly and Megan Davis; nephews, Brandon Tankersly, Wesley Wasson, Mitch Davis, and Matt Wasson. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends who loved him.
Visitation will be held 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at the Hunn Funeral Home. A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 in the funeral home chapel.
Condolences may be left for the family at the funeral home website: hunnfuneralhome.com. Services and arrangements are under the direction of Hunn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Checotah, Oklahoma.
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