Eddie Lee Howell, 77, of Connersville, went home to be with his Savior, Sunday afternoon, May 23, 2021 at Reid Health of Richmond surrounded by his loving family.

Eddie was born in Connersville on July 29, 1943, one of four children of Edgar and Phyllis Foster Howell and was a 1962 graduate of Alquina High School.

For many years, he was employed for Design & Manufacturing. Later, Eddie was employed for Grandview Pharmacy and MediCenter Pharmacy.

On July 9, 1993, he was married in Richmond to Diana Faye Booher Hauri. Mrs. Howell survives.

Eddie was a faithful member of Connersville Baptist Temple where he was a guitarist for the praise and worship band. He was well known in the area as an excellent guitarist and keyboard player, playing in numerous bands across the tri-state. He also enjoyed using his talent to write songs.

Above all, Eddie had a great passion to share his faith with his family and friends.

In his leisure, he enjoyed gardening and taking care of his lawn.

Survivors, besides his wife of 27 years, Diana Howell, include three children, Eddie Lee (Tonya) Howell, Jr. of Shawnee, Oklahoma, John Fitzgerald (Bernadette) Howell of Denver, Colorado, and Kimberly Rae (Jeffrey) Fickas of Woodlawn, Tennessee; a step-son, Ryan Hauri of Connersville; eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; a brother, Rodney Howell of Cincinnati, Ohio; a step-brother, Charles Snider of Connersville; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his step-father, Ed Snider; a brother, Michael Howell; a sister, Sandra Gribbins; and a step-daughter, Jenifer Hauri.

Friends are welcome to visit from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Connersville Baptist Temple. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. the same day at the church with Pastor Joe Ferreira officiating. Burial will be at Dale Cemetery. Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorial contributions in memory of Eddie may be made to Connersville Baptist Temple. Online condolences may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.