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Thomas (Tom) A. Howell, 79 of Springfield, passed away July 9, 2022.

Tom served in the Korean War for 4 years. He went to work for Ford Motor Company in New Jersey and later transferred to Kansas City, Missouri. Tom worked for 38 years for Ford Motor Company in an administrative position. Tom moved to Springfield, Missouri in 2014 to be closer to where his sons lived. After retiring, he worked in carpentry and did finish work.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Johnson Howell; siblings, Betty Ann, Donna, Susie, Joannie, Mary, Harriet, and John; his sons, Kenney Howell and Jeffery Howell; his stepchildren, Josh, Gail Skalicky (Al), Kevin Johnson (Sandy), and Christy Hodges (Garry); and a host grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family, and friends.

A visitation will be held from 11:30 to 12:30 with a service beginning at 12:30 at Greenlawn East Funeral Home, 3540 E. Seminole St, Springfield, MO 65809. Burial will follow at Missouri Veterans Cemetery.