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Jim Howell

March 6, 1942 ~ August 18, 2020 (age 78)

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James (Jim) Stanley Howell, aged 78, formerly of Pampa, passed away in Amarillo, Texas, on August 18, 2020 after a valiant cancer battle. Born in Post, Texas, on March 6, 1942, to Horton and Evelyn (Meekma) Howell. He attended school in Lockney, Texas and graduated in 1960. He attended Texas Tech and Lipperts Business School. Jim worked part of his life in sales, at the appraisal district, in real estate and in the title insurance business.

On December 14, 1962 Jim married Merilyn Loter in Plainview, Texas. They were married 57 years. They lived in several cities in the Texas Panhandle but mainly in Plainview, Pampa and Amarillo. He and Merilyn liked to travel and Jim loved playing the one armed bandit. Jim enjoyed taking naps while “watching” golf and enjoyed tinkering in his shop and working in his yard. 

Jim was preceded in death by his father and brother David Horton Howell Jr.

He is survived by his mother, Evelyn who is 100 years young, his wife Merilyn Howell of Amarillo, daughter Amy Chapman and her husband Paul of Keller; son Lance Howell and wife Cindy of Amarillo: one sister Carol Smith and husband Greg of Red Oak; brother Ken Howell of San Angelo; sister in law Eloise Dowlen of Amarillo, sister in law Wetia Loter of Pampa; brother in law Lonnie Loter and wife Ann of Pampa; long-time family friends John Sewell and late wife Ella and their daughter Shelly McKee all of Borger; As well as, many other special friends and several beloved nieces and nephews; five grandchildren – Ethan Chapman, Bethany Chapman, Haylie Berg, Tyler Berg and Mackenzie Howell.  

In lieu of flowers or plants the family requests donations be made to the Panhandle Cancer Cure Foundation, PO Box 51523, Amarillo, TX 79159. Website: 

A celebration of life service will be Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Cox Rowley Funeral Home in Amarillo.  Masks are required to attend the service. There will be a private graveside burial at Olton Cemetery in Olton at a later date. Services will be livestreamed, please visit and follow the link provided.

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Celebration of Life Service
August 22, 2020

2:00 PM
Cox-Rowley Funeral Home
4180 Canyon Drive
Amarillo, TX 79109

Video is available for this event


Panhandle Cancer Cure Foundation
PO Box 51523, Amarillo TX 79159
Tel: 1-806-457-2088

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