Henry Howard

September 10, 1930 ~ September 17, 2018 (age 88)


Henry Howard, 88, died at his home on September 17, 2018.  Henry was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County, AL.  He graduated from Washington County High School and served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He returned home in January of 1953 and in March married the love of his life, Shirley Waite.  They were married more than 65 years.  Henry was a member of Washington Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for many years.  He kept his priorities in the right order, walking with Christ on a daily basis, and loving and caring for his family. Henry was an avid Bible reader and scholar from whom others sought answers.  He and Shirley enjoyed traveling across country on mission trips. He retired from Olin Chemical after more than 37 years in the I&E department.  Known to many as “Uncle Henry” he mentored others who looked to him for knowledge and wisdom. In retirement his many projects included raising chickens and studying Washington County and Alabama History. Those who knew him enjoyed long conversations with Henry as he shared himself, telling stories and making each one feel as if they were the only person around.  His bright smile will be missed by all.

Wake/Visitation will be Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6-8 PM, at Washington Baptist Church, Deer Head, AL.  Funeral Service will be Friday, September 21, 2018, 10:00 AM.  Rev. Phillip Howard and Rev. William Allison will be officiating with St. Stephens Funeral Home directing.  Interment will be at Old Washington Cemetery.


Wife of 65 Years

Shirley Waite Howard

Deer Head, AL


Henry Wayne (Martha) Howard

Gulf Shores, AL

Phillip Patrick (Rhonda) Howard

Copeland, AL


Gladys Brown ~ Howardtown, AL


Richard  Howard

Howardtown, AL

Frank Howard ~ Howardtown, AL

Gordon Howard ~ Howardtown, AL

Wade (Shirley) Howard

Hawthorn, AL

Preceded in Death by:Parents

Laymon “Dick”  Howard & Viola Knapp  Howard

Son ~ Tony Dean Howard

Grandson ~ Andin Howard


Jeremiah Howard, Aaron Howard, Alan Howard, Seth Howard, Adam Howard, Chris Howard, Jason Howard; Sarah Seipp, Hannah Werth,

Honorary Pallbearers

Richard Brewer, Walter Brewer, Marguerite Champlin,









































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