Douglas L. Howard, Sr.
January 7, 1934
- August 14, 2013
Warner Robins, GA- Douglas L. Howard, Sr., 79, passed away on August 14, 2013, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 PM Saturday, August 17th in the chapel of Heritage Memorial Funeral Home with burial in Parkway Memorial Gardens with full military honors. Rev. Wayne Searcy will officiate. Visitation will be from 6PM until 8PM Friday at the funeral home.
Mr. Howard was born in Piedmont, AL. He was the son of the late Thomas and Minnie Ola (Thacker) Howard. He was retired from the United States Air Force after 22 years of service where he received a Bronze Star while serving in Vietnam. After leaving the military, Mr. Howard worked and retired from Robins Air Force Base where he was a Supply Supervisor. Mr. Howard was a past Master of the Spessart Masonic Lodge #875 in Aschaffenburg, Germany and a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge #54 in Savannah for the past 48 years. He was a former member of the Congregational Methodist Church in Piedmont, AL.
Survivors include his wife of almost 60 years Vera Howard, children Thomas Howard, II and wife Ginny, Denise Ottum and husband Steve, Douglas Howard, Jr. and life partner Tyler all of Warner Robins, grandchildren Christopher Howard, Michelle Bigler, Sean Howard, Jessica Emerson, Lauren Shipes, 6 great grandchildren, brothers Danny Kelly, Kenny Kelly, Roger Kelly, Benny Kelly, sisters Marie Jones, Barbara Davis and Linda Chandler all of Piedmont, AL. He also left behind his beloved companions Suzie, Meggie and Peaches, his faithful animals.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society ALV.org or to the Hospice Care Options at 136 Hospital Dr., Warner Robins, GA, 31088.
Heritage Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Telegraph from Aug. 15 to Aug. 16, 2013