Garry Lee Howard age 62 of Speedwell, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018 at Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center. He was a member of Eagle’s Rock Missionary Baptist Church. He was born in Clinton, TN on June 18, 1955, son of the late Rev. Berl and Nola (Wilson) Howard. Garry was a loving husband, father, brother and friend who greatly enjoyed bluegrass gospel music. He played with The Glory Road Boys and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Florenda (Monday) Howard; Daughters; Ami Jo and husband Rev. Matt Childress, Lea and husband Deacon Josh Gibson; grandchildren; Paige, Bryson, KeeLee, Ali Jo and Emmitt; Brothers; Rev. Richard Howard and wife Nina, Donald P. Howard and wife Billie; special friend, Helen Mayes; several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 6PM until 8PM at the Eagle’s Rock Missionary Baptist Church, 131 Ridge Dale Road, Harrogate, TN 37752 with funeral services to follow at 8PM at the church with the Rev. Tim Huddleston and the Rev. Matt Childress officiating. Music will be by Shawn Rupert, Rev. J.J. Patterson, Mike Crabtree, Dan Graves and Vic Graves.
Family and friends will meet at 10AM Friday at Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel to go in procession to Beeler Cemetery for 11AM graveside services.
Pallbearers: Deacon Josh Gibson, Bryson Childress, Rev. Justin Howard, Gabe Howard, Rev. Matt Howard and Michael Wilson.
Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel is honored to serve the Howard family.