David L. Howard
David L. Howard, 74, of Alexander, passed away Wednesday, July 24, with family by his side. David was born Dec. 18, 1944, in Jonesboro, to the late Talmadge and Pauline (Smith) Howard.
David was Christian by faith, and he loved his family dearly and spending time with them was his favorite thing, but he never met a stranger. He also enjoyed being outside hunting with both gun and bow and fishing and even mastered the art of “Dutch Oven” cooking and grilling. David also piloted small air crafts and enjoyed photography and bowling.
David, as a young man, worked for 31 years for Borden Dairy. He later opened his own business that he was very proud of, “Howard’s Janitorial Service,” before going on to work at CADC from which he retired.
David is preceded in death by a brother, Larry Howard.
He is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Charlene Howard; three sons, Gary Howard and wife, Tonya, of Cabot, Mark Howard, of Rison, and Preston Howard, of Marianna; two stepdaughters, Brenda Johnson and husband, Glen, of Alexander, and Sandra Holcombel of Alexander; five grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; 14 stepgreat-grandchildren; a sister, Kansie Howard, of Little Rock; a sister-in-law, Dianne Howard, of Fayetteville; and a number of other family members and friends who will miss him greatly.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 29, at Smith-benton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Smith-benton Funeral Home, with burial following at Ten Mile Cemetery with Bro. Marcus Blakley officiating.
Services are entrusted to Smith-benton Funeral Home. Online guest book: www.smithfamilycares.com.