Mr. Carl Leonard Howard, 87, of Clinton, passed away Friday, November 9, 2018 at his home. A funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Monday, November 12, at Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tony Calhoun officiating. Interment will follow in the Clinton City Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1-2 the hour prior to the service Monday at the church and other times at the home. Carl, born in Bladen Co., was the son of the late Clarence Howard and Florence Robinson Howard. Carl was preceded in death by two brothers Wayne and Robert Howard. He retired from the Clinton Fire Department as Assistant Fire Chief with 32 years of service and was a charter member of the Clinton Rescue Squad. Carl also retired from Commercial Printing Company with 51 years of service and was a member of Hiram #98 Masonic Lodge, The Scottish Rite, the Sudan Shriners, Kiwanas Club, and Grace United Methodist Church. Carl is survived by his wife Jo Ann Lee Howard; daughter, Rhonda Parker (Robbie) of Smithfield; son, Kevin Howard (Kimberly) of Raleigh; grandchildren: Jackson Parker, Spencer Parker, Kaleb Howard, and Kolby Howard; a brother Billy Howard of Greenville, S.C. Flowers are welcome or memorials can be made to Grace United Methodist Church 800 Smith St. Clinton, NC 28328.
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