UNION — Mr. Fred Wallace “Buddy” Howard Sr., 80, 522 Toluca st., Union, passed away Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at his home. Mr. Howard was the widower of Anita Gregory Howard.
Born in Lockhart, June 6, 1933, Mr. Howard was the son of the late Claude Wallace Howard and Mabel Roberts Howard. He was a graduate of Lockhart High School and retired from the S.C. Dept. of Corrections. Mr. Howard also worked for Milliken Co., Lockhart Plant. He was a veteran of the US Army having served in the Korean Conflict and was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where he was a member of the Al Smith Sunday School class. Mr. Howard was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Surviving are a daughter, Nancy H. Lawing and husband Terry of Union; a son, Fred W. Howard Jr. and wife Penny of Whitmire; four grandchildren, Stacy B. Lawson and husband Rev. Chad Lawson, Tori Lawing, Sarah Nicole Schrimpf and husband Andrew, and Seth Hensley and wife Stephanie; two great-grandchildren, Hunter Lawson and Elisha Schrimpf; two sisters-in-law, Deane Rector of Union and Becky Rose of Columbia; extended family members, Carol and Jeff Willis; and his beloved dog, Fred.
Mr. Howard was predeceased by three sisters, Helen H. Black, Ann H. Harris, and Ruth H. Greer; two brothers, Earl Howard and Ralph Howard. He was also predeceased by his special friend and companion Sara Nave.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 at Tabernacle Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Robert Chapman and Rev. Chad Lawson. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be Johnny Abee, Paul Black, Brent Greer, Michael Williams, Robert Boyd, and Jeff Willis. Members of the Al Smith Sunday School class of Tabernacle Baptist Church are asked to sit in a group.
Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. Monday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Union Co. Humane Society, 218 N. Pinckney St., Union, S.C. 29379.
The family will be at the home of Deane Rector, 404 S. Boyce St., Union.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc.