Philip J. "Phil" Howell
- August 30, 1937 - September 1, 2012
- Williamsburg, Virginia
of Philip's Passing
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“Dear Grammy and Family,
We love you and are sending big hugs and kisses to you -- we will miss Phil terribly and know he is resting comfortably in...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Harry, Zach, Alex and Gabe Dutton - FL
“Phil and I took accounting classes in the early 1960's at the Norfolk College of the Colleges of William and Mary (now Old Dominion University) at...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Roger L. "Jack" Frost - Norfolk, VA
“Mr. Howell was not just a former boss; he was a great boss, an educator of wisdom, my mentor and one of my best friends. He was there for me with...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Sarah Hargraves - Chesapeake, VA
It saddens me to hear of your father's passing. I did not know him very well but knew him to be well respected upon his peers. I am...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Michael Poyner - Chesapeake, VA
“Phil was my mentor for so many years at Goodman and Co. and although he tried to talk me into staying there, he assured me my life working for Eddie...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Andrea Kilmer - Virginia Beach, VA
“What a wonderful man!!! Our paths crossed often when I worked for Owen Pickett for many years. He and Owen were great friends and, if Owen were...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Jeanne Evans-Cox - Virginia Beach, VA
“Sorry to hear of Phil's passing. He was Managing Partner when I joined Goodman in 1987. I had many discussions with him on where the firm was going...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Rick & Betty Elofson - VA
“He was a great "Partner" at Goodman & Company and I will surely miss him.
8 of 18 | Posted by: Morton Goldmeier - Norfolk, VA
“I started working with Phil in 1976, and continued until his retirement. I learned a lot from Phil on taxes. My thoughts and prayers are with the...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Don Britt - chesapeake, VA
“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you
10 of 18 | Posted by: Judy Haynes - Chesapeake , VA
“My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Phil was a wonderfull person and family man. He will truly be missed.
11 of 18 | Posted by: Pat Bass - Holly Springs , NC
“It was always good to see Phil and the other family at our "Barnes" Family Reunions. He will surely be missed.
12 of 18 | Posted by: Shirley Barnes - Elm City, NC
“Uncle Phil is and has been such an inspiration to me and so many others. I have great memories of family dinners at Granny & PaPa's, Elease's, Phil...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Robin Howell - Manchester, NH
Rest in peace and soar with the angels. You are loved and will be forever in the hearts of your family and friends.
14 of 18 | Posted by: Beth Liivak - Hayes, VA
“Rest in peace Uncle Phil. I've nothing but fond memories of family visits, dinners over at Granny & Papa's with all the cousins, aunts & uncles....Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: David Howell - Chesapeake, VA
“I am so profoundly sorry to hear that Phil has died.
What an amazing man. Even though he was suffering with his own cancer, he was always so...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Jill Ward - Richmond, VA - friend
Rest in peace in the arms of the Lord. May his light shine upon all of your days throughout eternity. I'll miss the Sunday lunches, and even...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Greg Howell - Mathews, VA - Son
Rest in peace in the arms of the Lord. May his light shime upon all of your days throughout eternity. I'll miss the Sunday lunches, and even...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Greg Howell - Mathews, VA - Son
Philip J. "Phil" Howell, 75, of Williamsburg, formerly of Mathews and Virginia Beach, passed away on September 1, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his sister, Elease H. Pendleton and his son, Philip Wayne Howell.
Phil worked as a CPA and was a member of the AICPA. He was a partner at Goodman & Company for many years. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and was quite the Pork BBQ food connoisseur.
A devoted family man, Phil was an especially loving husband. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 18 years, Clara C. Howell; his son and daughter-in-law, Gregory T. and Rose Marie Howell, their children, Griffin T. Howell and Amber Rose Reilly (Patrick) and granddaughter, Addison Rose; daughter and son-in-law, Kim C. and Harry Dutton, their children, Zach, Alex and Gabe; daughter and son-in-law, Joy C. and Tom Perry, their children, Weldon and Jackson; and his brother and sister-in-law, Harvel and Peggy Howell.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 9 from 11:00 – 11:30 AM at Nelsen Funeral Home 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg, where the service will begin at 11:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 11835 Canon Blvd Ste. A102, Newport News, VA 23606. Online condolences may be offered at www.nelsencares.com.