At Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro, NC, God in his infinite wisdom, decided to call one of his children home. Brother Freddie Douglas Howard bravely and willingly answered the call on Saturday August 8th 2020. Freddie was born in Sampson County to the late George D. Howard and Beatrice Evans Howard on December 27th 1948. He attended Clinton schools as a youth and Charles E. Perry School and he proudly served in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer. Freddie joined Bearskin Missionary Baptist Church at a young age and was an active member for the majority of his life. Freddie met the love of his life Janice Parker Howard in the mid-sixties and they were married January 10, 1970. Out of this union were three children, Lisa Nicole Howard (Al) and Angela Michele Sloan (Damon), both of Clinton, NC and Brian Douglas Howard of the home. He was preceded in death by both parents, his in-laws (Marvin & Serena Parker), as well as a brother, Myron Joseph Howard.
Freddie worked for many years at Flakes Tires and continued his education at Sampson Community College.He joined Mingle Hill Disciples of Christ Church later in life. He was employed by Smithfield Packing as a Supervisor for many years where he worked until retirement. Freddie was well known throughout the community as someone always willing to lend a helping hand with a side of good advice.
Freddie’s life was a demonstration of what it means to be a friend. Upon departing this life he is loved and remembered by:
Eight siblings whom he was extremely close to:
Bertha Hickman (Leroy) of Clinton, NC
Dora Raynor (Clifton) of Clinton, NC
George Howard (Gloristine) of Clinton, NC
Lalita Underwood (Leon)of Clinton, NC
Barbara Bennett of Clinton, NC
Patricia Rich of Roseboro, NC
John Howard (Kathy) of Broadway, NC and
Edward Howard of Lawton, OK
Six grandchildren whom he loved dearly:
Kenneth Kisean Ashley,
Donovan Alexander Sloan,
Brianna Nacole Hooper,
Alecia Michelle Hooper, and
Harmony Danielle Sloan
Two brother-in-laws whom he always embraced:
Ronnie L. Parker (Susan) of Clinton, NC and Eddie D. Parker (Angelia) of Dunn, NC.He also has a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends who were all dear to him.
Private Graveside Service will be held Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Noon at Bearskin MBC Cemetery in Clinton, NC with Military Honors.
Service will be live-streamed through Butler & Son Funeral Home Facebook page.
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