80 year old Warren Melville Howe of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a Protestant and a retired pharmacy sales executive. The family has chosen direct cremation. No visitation will be held at the funeral home. Howe was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Sarah Howe; a son, Dave Howe and a brother, Bob Howe. Survivors include his wife, Mickey Howe of Smithville. Three sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Jane Howe of Old Hickory and Rick Howe and Brad Howe of Florida. One daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and Rick Rocha of Florida. One step daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Gary Fuson of Smithvile and three step sons and daughters-in-law Roy and Sherry Smith of Smithville, Keith Smith and Kathy Chaffee and Mark and Peggy Smith all of Michigan. Twenty one grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.