Wade Hampton Howey Jr.

wade howey

November 5, 1944 ~ March 25, 2020

Born in: Monroe, NC
Resided in: Beulah, CO

Wade Hampton Howey, Jr. was born in Monroe, N.C. Nov 5, 1944, to Wade Hampton Howey, Sr. and Willene (Biggers) Howey.  Died March 25, 2020, at home in Beulah (Goodpasture), Colo.
Hamp grew up on the family farm in Mineral Springs near Monroe, N.C. and after obtaining a degree in agriculture from North Carolina State returned home to become a 5th generation Howey farmer – in later years farming 10,000 owned and leased acres in North and South Carolina. He served in the Air National Guard, was an Eagle Scout, twice honored to be chosen as the North Carolina Young Farmer of the Year and served on bank and hospital boards in Monroe for many years. His Howey ancestors co- founded Pleasant Grove Campground in 1829, an old Southern Methodist camp meeting tradition, and Hamp served as a trustee for much of his adult life.

In 1995, he retired from farming and moved with his wife, Sherrie, to Beulah, Colo. Together they established Greenhorn Builders and have built custom homes in Pueblo and environs for 25 years. In 2016, they purchased the historic Goodpasture barn property in Beulah.  Hamp set about restoring the 120 year old behemoth which to his great pleasure has become a community gathering place.

Hamp is survived by his wife, Sherrie; his sons, Wade Hampton (Tripp) Howey, III and Hugh Howey; his daughter, Mollie Howey; step-daughters, Jennifer (David) Selden and Sarah Walker; and the delights of his life, four grandchildren, Jordan and Catherine Selden and Scarlett and Eli Walker.  He is also survived by his sister, Lynn (Donald) Robinson of Waxhaw.

Hamp was warmhearted and caring. He had a mischievous sense of humor, loved pranks and card tricks. He was a good man and we’ll miss him.

A community gathering of friends and family will be held at Goodpasture Barn later in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to honor Hamp may be sent to B.E.S.T. (Beulah School of Arts and Science) PO Box 262, Beulah, CO  81023 and Beulah Fire District, PO Box 826, Beulah, CO  81023. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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Memories Timeline


  1. Hello Sherrie,

    This is Amir Safayan, Eli’s brother and Lili’s son. I was driving home from the Denver airport with Eli late last night and we were talking about life.

    I mentioned a dream to live in a boat and mentioned a wonderful family that I had met, on several occasions, at Mom and Dads property on Hatchett Ranch and the fact that their son had a magnificent catamaran and traveled to amazing destinations. He said “ you mean Hamp and Sherrie” and I said yes!

    She then told me that Hamp had passed away and that you had also attended my mother’s celebration of life. I’m sorry that I didn’t talk to you at Moms celebration. And I’m so grateful to have met Hamp.

    He is a remarkable reminder of the influence that we can make upon people. He left a lasting impression upon me which I can fully experience even now as I type this.

    What a journey you and your family had with Hamp! May you continue to share those wide smiles with others – as Hamp did with me.

    If you are ever in Colorado Springs, please get my contact info from Eli and visit Laura and I.

  2. Ham, it was an honor to have met you and your wife on several occasions since moving to Beulah in 2014. You were an absolute pleasure to talk to and you will certainly be missed. May God watch over you and your family. Every time I visit the Goodpasture Barn you will always be remembered for the hard work and dedication you were always known for. God Bless and May you Rest In Peace my friend.

  3. Dear Sherrie & Family,
    It was with great sadness that I read about Hamp’s passing in the Sunday Chieftain. I extend my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Knowing Hamp was such a blessing in my life. Whether at the Broadway in the Barn Fundraisers or at other functions, I could sense the loving and caring nature of this wonderful man. As Christians, we know this is not the end, but a journey to another dimension. May God comfort you & your family during this time. God Bless, Michael

  4. Hello Sherrie
    Our hearts go out to you and your family in your time of sorrow. Hamp was a good man he will be missed

  5. Our sincere condolences to Sherrie and the Howey family. Hamp will be missed by many. His strong commitment to his church was evident in the amount of time he unselfishly gave to the many functions in which he helped to make successful. May he Rest In Peace.

  6. We miss this good guy already. Remember all the “Broadway in the Barn” shows with Hamp in his tuxedo, looking absolutely amazing. Hamp will get all the angels organized into a grand chorus line, several lead singers, and all the stage helpers. I can’t wait to see the show they produce. !!

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