Obituary: Danny Lane Howell

Mr. Howell, 71, a former Ocoee city commissioner, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2022.

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Danny Lane Howell of Ocoee, Florida, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at the age of 71. Danny was born September 22, 1950, in Clarksdale, MS, to Curtis Dewitt Howell and Hazel Marie Franklin.

He was preceded in death by his father, Curtis Howell, and his sister, Sandra Carter.

He is survived by his mother, Hazel Howell; brothers, Wayne (Marie) Howell, Rickey (Linda) Howell, Mark (Kathy) Howell; children, Kimberly (Danny) Motes, Kelley Hudson, Scott (Erin) Howell, Austin (Brittany) Howell; grandchildren, Dana (JT) Allred, Sarah Hudson, Jacob Motes, TJ Howell, Samantha Hudson, Nycole Cheney, Kori Howell, Miranda Howell, Maelynn Howell, Reagan Howell; great-grandchildren, Camden Allred, Kensley Gibson, Kade Allred.

Danny loved people, and he loved to make you laugh. He always had a joke to tell, a funny song to sing or to impersonate someone. He was loved by so many.

He served as a city commissioner for the city of Ocoee from 1997 – 2006. He coached Little League baseball, umpired Little League baseball, coached a boxing club, loved playing pool, golfing with his friends, hanging out with his brothers singing and playing the guitar, and watching his favorite football team, the Gators, play. But, most of all, he loved spending time with his family. 

Services will be held Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Glad Tidings Church, 2009 Fullers Cross Road, Ocoee, FL 34761. Public viewing will begin at 11 a.m. with the service to follow at 12 noon. He will be laid to rest at Orlando Memorial Gardens in Apopka, FL.

To all who loved our dad…. We thank you!