William Excel Howell Sr., was also known as "Night Life" or "Dixie". He died MArch 17, 2021, in the Atlanticare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City Campus. He was born January 10, 1935 in Atlantic City, New Jersey to Clara (Collette) and William E. Howell the first.
William attended the Atlantic City public schools and graduated from Atlantic City Vocational Technical School.
One of his past times was skating with his best friends and skaing buddies -- Ernest Conners, Tim-Tam Cash, Tyrone Vaile, and Rev. Donald Lark.
He had one of the first black own businesses in Atlantic City, a well known parking lot on South North Carolina Avenue.The parking lot held contracts with The Lafayette Motor Inn. He was able to give everyone in his circle of fa,ily and friend a job at least once during their working careers.
He is predeceased by: his grandmother, Florence Townsend; his parents, Clara and William Howell; his stepfather, John Collette, Sr.; sister, Ann L. Gallagher; and cousin, Richard Townsend.
He leaves behind to cherish his memories: his wife, Betty J. Waller-Howell; a loving daughter, Gail C. Howell-Tabb (Flubby) of Pleasantville, NJ; two loving sons, William E. Howell Jr. (Roció) of Atlantic City, NJ; Eric Wayne Waller (Loretta) of Greensboro, NC; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; cousin, Barbara Camper; many nieces and nephews; a good friend, Aaron Speller of Jersey Doors; and a host of other family and friends. He will be truly be missed.
Funeral services are private and entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Atlantic City, where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com.