David A. Howell, 64, of Salisbury, Md., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, with his children by his side, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Easton, Md., on July 4, 1955, son of the late Claude Howell and Eileen (Baynard) Howell. At the age of 7, he was raised by the late Morris and Catherine Baynard of Frankford, Del.
Howell was a graduate of Indian River High School’s Class of 1973. After high school, he began his 48-year career as a florist. He worked at Brittingham’s Flowers and Kay’s Flowers before opening his own business, David’s Flowers in Selbyville, Del. He was well-known for his floral design, impeccable craftsmanship and relationships built with his customers.
In addition to his parents, Howell was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Aliyah C. Simms, and two brothers, Andy Howell and Paul Howell. He is survived by his best friend, H. Taylor Harvey; two children, Brandice E. Howard and her husband, Mario, and Aaron D. Howell and his wife, Colleen; six grandchildren, Alexa R. Howard, Desmond A. Howard, Maric B. Howard, Candon E. Howard, Isaac T. Howell and Hannah C. Howell; two sisters, Carolyn Lednum and Shirley Slaughter; four brothers, Stanley Howell, Elvis Howell, Robert Rash and Roland Baynard; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral service was to be held Aug. 6, 2019, at Melson Funeral Services, Frankford, Del., with interment at Redmen Memorial Cemetery in Dagsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to A.I. DuPont NICU/CICU, 1600 Rockland Rd.; Wilmington, DE 19803, or to Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, Inc.; 1901 Rockland Rd.; Wilmington, DE 19803. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.