Howard, John Davis "J.D." Sr. (Cleveland)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

John Davis “J. D.” Howard Sr., 68, of Cleveland, died on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at the family residence.

Mr. Howard was the son of the late Viola Dodd Howard and Fletcher Howard; and was also preceded in death by his brothers, Lester, Roy Lee, Bill and James Howard.

Mr. Howard worked in the grocery business most of his life and after his retirement he became a self-employed businessman. He was a mason and a member of Lodge #1244 F@AM in Fort Worth, Tx. He was the first to become an endowed life time member of the lodge. He enjoyed working on the computer, card games, staying on the go and helping people. Mr. Howard was a member of the Cedar Springs Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Edna R. Howard of Cleveland; his daughter, Cathy Christine Mann and her husband Oran of Fort Worth, Tx.; his sons, Billy Howard and his wife Pamela and Leslie Gene Howard and his wife Deloris M. all of Cleveland and John D. Howard of Jacksonville, Fla.; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his sister, Peggy Perkins and her husband Eddie of Groten, Conn.; his brothers, Charles Howard and his wife Aileen of Cleveland, Larry Howard and his wife Judy of Gaston, Ala., Donnie Howard and his wife Martha of Cleveland and Dean Howard and his wife Della of Riceville, Tn.; and several nieces and nephews.

The Remembrance of Life Service will be conducted Thursday, July 1 at 11 a.m. from the Wildwood Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes with Reverend Leroy Elliott officiating. Interment will follow in the Cedar Springs Baptist Church with Jeff Smith, Arnold Truelove, Jody Truelove, Andy Arp, DeWayne Cartwright and Johnny Woodward serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30 at the Wildwood Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes who has charge of the arrangements.


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