Donald Earl Howard

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Donald Earl Howard
February 17, 1941 ~ March 20, 2017


Deep Run
Donald Earl Howard, 76, died on Monday, March 20, 2017, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.
Funeral service will be held at 7 pm on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Pink Hill Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Williams and Rev. Norman Boyette officiating. Visitation will follow the service. Graveside service is at 11 am on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Oak Ridge Memorial Park in Pink Hill.


He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Tyndall Howard of 56 years; daughters, Valerie Howard and Mickey Grant, Sheila Howard Rouse; son, Donald Keith Howard; grandchildren, Jonathan Grady, Douglas Rouse, Lindsey Redmond, Lexis Howard, Logan Howard, Benjamin Rouse; great-grandchildren, Carter Redmond, Peyton Howard; sister Mary H. Stroud and husband William; brother, Dennis G. Howard; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold F. and Evelyn G. Howard; brother Douglas Harold Howard; and sister-in-law, Cynthia Howard.


Donald was a dedicated employee at Dupont with 25 years of service. He enjoyed visiting nursing homes and ministering to the patients. Serving the Lord was his #1 priority. He also had a love for baseball in his earlier years. He proudly wanted to let you know that he was a great baseball pitcher! He was a die-hard Carolina fan, and was proud that he celebrated his birthday with his all time favorite player, Michael Jordan. We remember so well through the years him whistling and singing. We definitely know he got his whistling from Granddaddy Amos Howard.


He will always be remembered for his love for his wife, family, and friends!
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Bethel Baptist Church, Pink Hill.