This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, John Howdyshell, 17 years old, born on April 7, 1999, and passed away on December 22, 2016. We will remember him forever.

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his Life

Who John was.

John was a very caring young man. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was extremely ambitious and worked extraordinarily hard at anything he did, except school work. He wasn’t much on homework. However, he enjoyed playing football and was a “damn good” player. He was also an avid hunter and was always ready to shoot the “big buck”. Working on vehicles and big trucks is something else he also enjoyed doing. 

He leaves behind 2 brothers that miss him and love him very much. I’m positive that they miss the jokes, pranks, and hard times he would give them. I’m also positive that they miss the four wheeler and dirt bike rides. They were always trying to out do one another.

As his mother, my life will never be the same. I miss him every second of everyday and can’t wait for the day that I can see him again!! My heart will forever ache!! I love you John Lee!!!!

Recent stories
Shared by Emma Smith on February 16, 2019
  1. John was a good kid and always knew how to make anyone smile
Shared by Jayne Hartman on February 12, 2019

John had the most beautiful smile and bluest eyes. He is missed more than I can even say. I think about him most days when I am leaving the driveway or standing on the front porch looking at the place where he rests peacefully. I am truly glad he is buried here where he can check on us all and where he truly was home. I can still imagine him flying up the driveway or over the hill on that dirt bike or four wheeler. Hugs from us to you John.