Orman J. “O.J.” Howton, age 79 of Fayette, passed away, Monday, June 3, 2019 at home. Services will be Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Fayette Church of Christ with Kaleb Hall officiating and Norwood-Wyatt Chapel directing. Visitation will be from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow at Fayette Memorial Gardens. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Ola Howton; and brother, Larry Howton. Mr. Howton is survived by his wife, Mammie Sanford Howton of Fayette; daughter, Cassandra Leigh Howton (Sandy) of Sheridan, AR; son, Dr. Russell Warren Howton of Jasper; sisters, Jewel Tate of Fayette, Kathleen Robinson of Winfield, and Dora Hobson of Duncanville; sisters-in-law, Nerlean Howton and Eva Nell Terry of Fayette.; brothers, John Gilbert Howton (Shirley) of Trussville, William Howton (Janice) of Florence, and Billy Joe Howton (Vicki) of Fayette. Orman was a lifelong resident of Fayette. He graduated from Fayette County High School in 1958. He was drafted for his service in December of 1963. Orman married Mammie in December of 1966 and they were married for fifty-two years. He worked full time for the Alabama Army National Guard for over thirty years until he retired from the military in 1994. To help his kids with college expenses, he worked in the office of Arvin Automotive until the plant closed. Mr. Howton was a member of Fayette Church of Christ. Pallbearers are Greg Howton, Jeremy Howton, Chad Terry, Jason Howton, Vick Selman, Lamar Helms, Shawn Campbell, and Chris Sanford. Honorary pallbearers are the retired military VFW breakfast group. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fayette Church of Christ or Davita Dialysis in Fayette.