Earmon Whitley Howard, 79, the widower of Judy Marie Bowles Howard, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, September 24, 2021 at his residence
Mr. Howard was born the son of Louie Christopher Howard and Ellen Agnes Howard on June 16, 1942 in Andrews. He was a retired employee with Santee Cooper and was a United States Navy Veteran. On August 5, 1979 he joined the Antioch Pentecostal Holiness Church family. For over 42 years he served as a deacon, secretary and treasurer, teacher, singer, cook, and laborer. He loved the Lord above all and was a faithful servant. He enjoyed gardening, and was an avid football and baseball fan. His laughter, smiles, and story telling touched the hearts of all whom he met. His greatest joy and love in life was being a devoted husband, loving dad, cherished pops and pappy, caring brother, and a loyal friend.
Earmon and Judy were married on January 1, 1968 and celebrated 41 years together. Their home was blessed with: two children, Veronica Evans (Tony) and LaDonna Gail "Gertrude" Howard; three grandchildren, Autumn Chessnee "Shugga Bugga" Evans, Dawson "Daw" Evans, and Maddux "Knuckle Head" Evans; and one great-grandchild, Terry Eugene Graham. He is also survived by: three brothers, LC Howard (Kitty), Elbert Howard, and Roger Howard (Christine); a sister, Linda Feathers (David); numerous nieces and nephews; a special godson, Jason Nesbitt; loved as his own granddaughters, Leah Poston (Jacob) and CarrieBeth Moore; and loved as his own daughter, Jessica Jones (Daniel).
He was predeceased by: his parents; his wife, Judy; two brothers, Cecil Howard and DC Howard; four sisters, Barbara Howard, Eloise Taylor, Virginia Ackerman and Rena Lee Mullins; and two sister-in-laws, Sherrill Howard and Janie Howard.
A Going Home Celebration will be 3PM, Sunday, September 26, 2021 at Antioch Pentecostal Holiness Church. Officiating will be Pastor Jeff Goude and Rev. Jay Weatherford. Interment directed by McKenzie Funeral Home will follow in the Lake City Memorial Park.
The Howard family will receive family and friends prior to the service from 1:30 -2:30PM in the church sanctuary.
Memorials may be made to the Antioch Pentecostal Holiness Church, PO Box 901, Andrews, SC 29510.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Howard family.
Published by Georgetown Times on Sep. 27, 2021.