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Eric Daniel Howell

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Eric Daniel Howell Obituary
Eric Daniel Howell passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the age of 52. He was a native of Metairie, LA. and a resident of Baton Rouge, LA., where he served as Scout Executive/CEO of the Boy Scouts of America. He was a Professional Boy Scout for over 30 years. Eric exemplified the life of a true Christian and model Scout. He was valedictorian of St. John Prep High School in New Orleans and earned the title of Eagle Scout during his high school years. He was a graduate of LSU in Baton Rouge, LA in Wildlife and Forestry Management. He had the innate ability to always make others happy and welcomed. His smile and love of life was infectious. He loved his God, his family, and friends, scouting, fishing at the camp, racquetball, traveling, and making others happy. He will be sadly missed by his wife of over 27 years, April Bush Howell; mother-in-law, Rayetta Bush; his furry friend, Wanda Noel; his siblings, Edwin Howell and wife Peggy, Dreaux Howell and wife Denise, Carolyn Howell Gaspard and husband Danny, Eilenn Howell Pfefferle and husband Billy, James Howell and Todd Breckman, Trent Howell, and Michael Jon Howell and wife Debra. He is also survived by in-laws, Becky Melancon, William Bush, Jr. and wife Brenda, Bonnie Bush Craft and husband Clifford, Michael Bush and wife Pam, Christopher Bush and wife Kelley; as well as a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin Moody Howell and Shirley Clements Howell; his brother, Calvin Gerard Howell; his father-in-law, William Bush, Sr., and his brother-in-law, George Melancon, Jr. Visiting at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 11441 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge 70815 on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 8:30 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Thibodeaux, LA. Donations may be made to Istrouma Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, 9644 Brookline Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA. 70809 or a . Family and friends may sign the online memorial, leave a personal note to the family, or order flowers at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from May 7 to May 9, 2014
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