John L. Howell Jr. husband of Gail Cook Howell, departed this life May 1, 2017. He was the son of the late John L. Howell Sr. and Margaret Ann Howell.

John spent his life as a musical theater performer, choreographer and director, and the last 15 years as a cruise director for Seabourn Cruises with a work ethic and a creative spark which made the world a better place. His kind heart and beautiful smile will always be with those who loved him. “Resume Upon Request”

He is survived by two sisters, Brenda Ann (Gerald) Dale and Susan C Howell Wooten, both of Ashland; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends from around the world. Beau, Winston, Hazel, Bentley and Spunky will miss their “Daddy.”