James Arthur “Buddy” Howington

March 8, 1945 ~ August 6, 2022 (age 77)



James Arthur “Buddy” Howington was born March 8, 1945 and passed away on August 6, 2022.  He was born to James Quinton Howington and Opal Lee (Crowley)(Howington)Bondurant in Atmore, AL.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, August 13, 2022 at Brushy Creek Methodist Church. Dr. Joe Bush will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Brushy Creek Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour (9:00 am.,) prior to services at Brushy Creek Methodist Church. Cope-Keahey funeral home directing.


He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Margaret (Joe) Colbert and a brother, David Howington, and a son, Darrell Howington.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Connie (Aumiller) Howington.

Children: Timbo Howington, San Fernando, CA; Brenda (Jerry) Martel of Arundel, MA and children Ethan, Amanda and Clarissa; Michael Howington of Milton, and children Kayla and Shelly; Greg (Traci) Howington of Fulton, MS and children Avaleigh and Mayleigh; Rebecca (Lambert) DePriest of Tupelo, MS and daughter Arianna; Rachel (Jerry) Kilgore of Fulton, MS and children Devon and Shelby.

Step-Children: Wendy (Reijo) Koivusaari of Green River, WY and children Dani, Toni and Abby; Scott (Kristy) Foster of Green River, WY and daughters Lauren and Kayde.

He attended school in Repton, AL and Century, FL.  He began a lengthy and successful oil field career that included work in Jay, FL, the Rocky Mountain Region, Permian Basin Texas, East Texas, North Slope and Kenai Alaska, Mississippi, Gulf of Mexico off shore and Thailand.  Buddy and Connie met in Evanson WY while both working for Tri-State Oil Tools; which later became Baker Oil Tools Fishing Division.  He retired in 2011 with over 30 years of oil field service.

Until very recently he was active in raising mixed breed cattle.  He was a defender of the earth and what the earth has to offer for those who take care of it.  He was President of the Conecuh County Cattlemen’s Association and Regional Manager for Alabama Cattlemen’s Association.  He was President of the Board of Directors and an active member of Citizens for a Clean Southwest Alabama; fighting and successfully repelling an unnecessary landfill in our county.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to a local charity of your choice.

Pallbears: Michael Howington, Greg Howington, Scott Foster, Jeff Hamilton, Brenton Eister, Ryan Eister Daniel Padgett and Wes Bonner. 

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