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Richard C. Howard Jr.

October 11, 1937 August 10, 2019
Richard C. Howard Jr.
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Richard Charles Howard Jr., age 81, of Conover passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. Richard was born October 11, 1937 in Schley County, GA to the late Richard C. Howard and Cleo Jenkins Howard. Richard was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church in Stanfield, NC. He was a loving husband and father. Richard enjoyed being outdoors fishing, hiking, camping, and gardening. He was very involved in church, teaching Sunday School and telling others about Jesus. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Angeline Russell.

He is survived by:

Wife of 55 years: Shirley George Howard of the home

Son: Eric Howard and wife Marie of Chester, VA

2 Daughters: Tanya Turbeville and husband Gene of Newton, Allison Savage and husband Jared of Wake Forest

Grandchildren: Drew Turbeville, Nathan Howard, Grant Turbeville, Wynston Savage, Camden Savage, Alycia Howard, Kristen Perkins and husband Josiah

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Newton with Pastor Jeff Valentine officiating.

Burial will be in Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery in Stanfield, NC at a later date.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00-2:45 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Burke Mortuary and Crematory in Newton is serving the Howard family.

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Receiving of Friends




2:00 PM 8/18/2019 2:00:00 PM - 2:45 PM 8/18/2019 2:45:00 PM
Burke Mortuary & Crematory

2516 N Main Ave
Newton, NC 28658

Burke Mortuary & Crematory
2516 N Main Ave Newton 28658 NC
United States

Celebration of Life Service




3:00 PM 8/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
Burke Mortuary Chapel

2516 N Main Avenue
Newton, NC 28658

Burke Mortuary Chapel
2516 N Main Avenue Newton 28658 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America


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