Obituary for Mason Rivers Howell Jr.
Mason “Poppie” Rivers Howell, Jr, 98, went home to be with the LORD on November 22, 2017.
Born in Foley, Alabama, on August 5, 1919 to Mason and Stella Howell, Poppie was one of ten children. He graduated from Foley High School and was inducted into their Athletic Hall of Fame. He proudly served in the Army during World War II in the Pacific. He was a Jacksonville home builder, a charter member of Christ Lutheran Church, and a member of the Lion’s Club. Poppie loved playing golf, refinishing antique furniture, and creating needlework.
He is survived by his wife, Caroline of 47 years, his brother Marion (Noco), daughters Marsha Wingfield, Sondra Blake (Ron), Cindy Jean (Bob), son, Bucky Brough (Catherine), 5 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Monday, November 27, at 2 pm at Evergreen Cemetery, 505 N Rodriquez St., St. Augustine. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice.
Overturf Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements 386-325-4521.