The Reverend Robert Miller Howard, Sr., 84, beloved husband of Mary Etta Howard and a resident of Onancock, VA, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 29, 2017, with his loving family at his side.
Born August 26, 1933 in Salisbury, MD, he was the son of the late Maurice Miller Howard and Annie Elizabeth Taylor Howard. Known as “Bob” to most and “Bobby” to his mother. He had a heart of gold and an undying love for his Lord and Savior. Bob proudly served his country in the United States Air Force, and later retired as project manager from Marcor Environmental and as minister of the former Calvary Bible Church, in Accomac, VA. He enjoyed sports, especially golf and fishing, loved to watch classic westerns, and faithfully read the Bible. Bob had a special gift to make the best of any situation and would graciously lend a helping hand to anyone in need. His courageous smile told the true story of his inner strength. Although he will be greatly missed, his legacy will never be forgotten and will forever live on through the many lives he touched.
In addition to his wife of nearly sixty years, he is survived by three children, Vivian Alaniz of Nassawadox, VA, Teresa Howard of Leemont, VA, and Mary Beth Pfaff and husband Chris of Cadiz, KY; ten grandchildren, Kristin Howard, whom he thought of as a daughter, Deanna Evans, Heaven and Robbie Howard, Jeffrey Whitman and wife Serina, Amanda and Gregory Howard and wife Sarah, and Tyler, Zach, and Ryan Taylor; many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and his dog, “Casey,” who was the second love of his life. Other than his parents, he was predeceased by two sons, Robert Miller “Rob” Howard, Jr. and Gregory Thomas “Greg” Howard, Sr.; two sisters, Mary Jane Wilkinson and Dorothy Mae Holland; grandson, Trey LeCates; and great-grandson, Gage Barrett.
A memorial service, with military honors, will be held at His Way Fellowship, in Accomac, VA, on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., with The Reverend Richard Bradford officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to His Way Fellowship, 27123 Sunset Landing, Parksley, VA 23421.
Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.