Elmer L. Howard: February 25, 1925 ~ March 25, 2012
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 28, 2012
INTERMENT: Drakes Creek Cemetery
Elmer L. Howard passed away on March 25, 2012 in Fayetteville. He was born in Japton, Arkansas on February 25, 1925 to Arnold and Winnie Corbitt-Howard. He was married to Rowie Barker-Howard on December 22, 1947 in Washington County and then moved to Southern California in 1953. He was a member of local 582 in California until he retired and moved back to Arkansas in 1991. He was an avid coon hunter all of his life and listened to coon races even after he was unable to continue hunting himself. He enjoyed eating out and taking drives in the country.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rowie Howard; daughter, Charlotte Sue Howard and 3 brothers, David, Larry and Bill Howard.
He is survived by his daughter, Betty Pettersen of Folsome, CA; 2 brothers, Tommy Howard and wife Sylvia of Fayetteville and Bobby Joe Howard and wife Marsha of Elkins; grandson, Terry Howard and wife Melva of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Tracy Hornback and husband Ricky Jr. of Lincoln, LeAnna Beeman and husband Danny of Folsom, CA; Kenny Petterson of Rio Linda, CA, Tony Vrolijk of Thrall, TX; 11 great grandchildren, Chanda Patrick, Ryker, Zoie Hornback, Breana Hornback, Kendan Beeman, Keithan Beeman, Kaivan Beeman, Lauren Revell , Daymein Vrolijk, Layce Uhl and Cristen Uhl ;5 great great grandchildren, Michael Law, Nicholas Law, Hailey Stout, Layten Vice and Derek Law.
Graveside service will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 28, 2012 with T.J Williams officiating. Burial will be in Drakes Creek Cemetery under the direction of Beards Chapel.
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