Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Vernon Howard

12/10/1949 - 09/09/2019

Vernon Howard, age 69 of Marble passed away Monday September 9, 2019 in Chattanooga, TN.

Vernon was the son of the late Greely Howard and Joyce Wiggins Howard. He enjoyed fishing and loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He worked for Mayfield Milk for many years and was known as “The Milkman”. He was an US Army Veteran. Vernon loved the Lord and was a member of Tomotla Baptist Church where he was a deacon, and choir director.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ella Howard; daughter, Vicki Olive and husband Brad; sons, David Howard and Richard Howard and wife, Ashley; grandchildren, Sara Hardy, Christian Olive, Tori Olive, Lily Howard, Molly Howard and Serenity “Pickle” Howard; brothers, Ed Howard and wife, Jan and sisters, Sheila Morris and husband,  Bobby and Gladys Waldroup and husband, Nathan.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Thursday September 12, 2019 at Tomotla Baptist Church. Rev. Doug Howard and Rev. Harold Stiles will officiate. Pallbearers will be Lonnie Mintz, Bobby Stalcup, Phil Craig, Richard Mathis, Alan Williams and Jim Palmer. Honorary pallbearers will be the mens Sunday School class of Tomotla Baptist Church. Burial will be in Tomotla Community Cemetery with military graveside rites being conducted by the American Legion Post #96 Murphy, American Legion Post 532 Hayesville, VFW Post 6812, Hayesville, NC and the Marine Corp League Marble, NC.

The family will receive friends from 6-8pm, Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Tomotla Baptist Church in Marble.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa FL. 33607.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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