John Howard Obituary

August 24, 2011

in News,Obituaries

RANDOLPH — Memorial services for John H. Howard, 70, who died Aug. 16, 2011 at his home, were held Aug. 23 at the Green Mountain Gospel Chapel in Randolph. Rev. Ronald E. Rilling, officiated.
He was born March 4, 1941 in Bridgewater Center, the son of Henry P. and Mildred (Wheeler) Howard.
He lived most of his life in Florida, and lived in Bethel and Woodstock before coming to Randolph in 2011.
A retired truck driver and professional musician, he had a passion for music.
Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Riley of Wildwood, Fla.; a son, Lucky Howard of Ridge Manor, Fla.; brothers, Morris Howard of Northfield, David Howard of Randolph, Andrew Howard of Maryland, and Charles Howard of South Dakota; sisters, Hazel Howard and Rebecka Wood, both of Randolph, Jessie Sanchez of Florida, and Shirley Wilkins of Georgia; longtime companion, Natalie Clook of Woodstock; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Day Funeral Home in Randolph.
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This obituary first appeared in the August 25th print edition of the Vermont Standard.

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