November 10, 1953 - October 16, 2017
James “Lanny” Howell, 63, of Nederland, went home to be with the Lord Monday, October 16th, 2017 while doing one of the things he loved best, hunting in Colorado. He was born on November 10, 1953 in Port Arthur to the late Ed Howell and Dorothy Savoy Howell. Dr. Lanny Howell was a lifelong resident of Nederland and graduated from Nederland High School in 1972. He practiced dentistry in his hometown for thirty-seven years. He loved serving at his church, Hillcrest Baptist, and traveled to share Christ all over the world through missions. He loved being outdoors, whether water skiing, hunting, landscaping or working his dogs. He was known by family and friends for his warm smile and could often be heard giving his favorite greeting, “Hey Bub!” Dr. Howell is survived by his sons, Lance Howell and wife, Alison of Nederland and Micah Howell and wife, Laurie of Nederland; daughter, Jenna Deupree and husband, Jared, of Cleveland; fiancé, Pam Breaux of Lumberton; grandchildren, Mackenzie Howell, Andrew Howell, Brenlee Kate Howell and Callee Rae Howell; sister, Lynda Stockton and husband, Don of Wildwood. He is preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Glaze Howell and parents. A celebration of Lanny’s life will be held at 2pm Saturday, October 21st at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 3324 Park Drive in Nederland, under the direction of Melancon Funeral Home in Nederland. A gathering of family and friends will take place before the service from 11am to 2pm, also at Hillcrest Baptist. Serving as pallbearers are Danny Delahoussaye, Chris Kennaugh, Treyson Stockton, Trent Stockton, Gene Marsh and Robert Bowling. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Bobby Copley and James Grey. The family has requested in lieu of flowers that the memorial contributions be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church in Nederland. For we know that if our temporary, earthly dwelling is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal dwelling in the heavens, not made with hands. 2 Corinthians 5:1 He is with Jesus now.
James “Lanny” Howell, 63, of Nederland, went home to be with the Lord Monday, October 16th, 2017 while doing one of the things he loved best, hunting in Colorado. He was born on November 10, 1953 in Port Arthur to the late... View Obituary & Service Information
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