George Howe Jr.

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CHARLOTTE - George Milton "June" Howe Jr., 69, died July 1, 2013, at home.

He was a native of McAdenville; son of the late George Milton Howe, Sr. and Mary Sue Lineberger Howe Stell, brother to the late Mary Ruth Howe. He graduated from Charlotte Country Day School in 1962; graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1966 with a B.S. in Business Administration; he worked his entire career at Knitcraft, Inc. becoming President in 1988; served as member of the Board of Directors at Knitcraft, Inc., Beltex Corporation, and Swag-Nit, Inc.; served as President of the Howe Foundation; served as a Board Member of both the R.L. Stowe Family YMCA and the METRO Board of the Gaston County Family YMCA system; he was a member and leader in the First Presbyterian Church, Belmont, where he served as a Deacon, Elder and longtime member of the Adult Choir; he also served on the Finance Committee of the Presbytery of Western North Carolina. June loved the outdoors especially sailing and playing golf. He also enjoyed participating in the theatre arts as a member of numerous casts. In his later years, he spent countless hours loving and looking after his precious grandchildren.

Survivors include his loving wife, Terry Doty Howe; daughter, Leah Howe Cupp and husband, John, Gastonia; son George Milton "Trip" Howe, III and wife, Stefhanie, London, England; sister Susan Howe Haynes and husband, Donald, Statesville; brothers, Samuel Lineberger Howe and wife, Stasia, Greensboro, Andrew Gullick Howe and wife, Bobbie, and William James Howe, Belmont; grandchildren, Kathryn O'Neil Cupp, Mary Claire Cupp, Jane Holton Cupp, George William Oates Howe, and Harrison James Milton Howe; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family would like to express its sincerest gratitude to the staff and physicians at Metrolina Nephrology Associates of Charlotte for many years of excellent care through the years.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, Belmont, with the Rev. Sam Warner officiating.

Visitation to follow in the church's gathering area.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, PO Box 1, Belmont, NC 28012 or to the Polycystic Kidney Foundation, Charlotte Chapter, 8704 Taunton Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078.

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McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Gaston Gazette on July 3, 2013