KINSTON - Grover Wayne Howard Jr., 48, of Kinston passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2013. Born December 23, 1964, he was the son of the late Grover Wayne Howard Sr. and Mary Lee Howard. Mr. Howard attended Tanglewood Church of God and was a Diesel Mechanic with Sanderson Farms. Survivors include his wife, Melissa Howard of the home; stepdaughters Kelly Marie and Trisha; stepsons Brian and Russell; grandchildren Little Bobby, Ethan, Rayland, Hayden, Allie and Heide; sister Melinda Howard and special companion Robert Barnes; brothers Michael Howard, Darryl Mervin and wife Sandra, and Randall Mervin; nieces, Brandi, Taylor, Miranda, Melissa, Jennifer, Belinda, and Lexi; nephews, Tyler, Dakota, Dwight, David and Isaac; best friends, Joey and Jeff Sanderson, and Bobby Hughes along with many other special family members and friends. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at Howard-Carter Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the service and other times at the home of his wife Missy and at the home of his sister Melinda. A private burial will be held at a later time. Online condolences may be sent to howardandcarter.com. Howard-Carter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com (Paid obituary)
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Published in Free Press from Feb. 26 to Mar. 1, 2013