James Harold McHouell, 82, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at his residence. He was born on August 2, 1938 in Lufkin, Texas, to the late O.T. and Minnie Bell Swinney McHouell.

Mr. McHouell retired from the U.S. Navy as Senior Chief. He was most proud to serve on the John F. Kennedy Air Craft Carrier. He was an active member of the American Legion Post #66.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Helen; half-sisters, Audry and Mildred; and half-brothers Tommy, Gordon and Vernon.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Judith Craven McHouell; children, James “Jim” McHouell (Cindy), Thomas “Tom” McHouell (Kimberly), Cathy Bindig (Rainer); and grandchildren, Brian, Kara, Katie, Mason, Trevor, and Dalton.

A private graveside service with military honors will be held at the Salisbury National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Jimmy V. Foundation.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the McHouell family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.