CONCORD Our hearts are truly broken by the loss of our dear son, Hunter Hess Howell, who tragically left us Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. The family will receive friends at Wilkinson Funeral Home Saturday, Nov. 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. Hunter was born July 9, 2000, in Cabarrus County, the son of Eric D. Howell and Rikki Sifford Howell. He was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School and was a member of ROTC all four years. He was a talented auto mechanic, loved hanging with his friends and riding horses. Hunter was a delivery driver for Jimmy Johns. In addition to his parents, Eric and Rikki, survivors include his sister, Ashley Howell; grandmothers, Pamela Presson of Pageland, S.C., Geraldine Howell of Concord; grandfather, Donald Sifford of Concord; uncles, Dale Howell and wife, Kim, Robert Howell and wife, Janette; aunts, Wanda Presson and husband, Julian Burns, Linda McCorkle; and numerous cousins, other relatives and friends who will miss Hunter dearly. He was preceded in death by his aunt, Melissa Sifford; and grandfather, Jerry Howell. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Cabarrus County Humane Society, 2010 Wilshire Court SW, Concord, NC 28025; or to CVAN, P.O. Box 1749, Concord, NC 28026-1749. Condolences may be left at www.wilkinsonfuneralhome.com. Wilkinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.