Thomas Coke Howard, age 88, of Dublin, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.
Mr. Howard was born in Laurens County and was the son of the late Robert Eldridge Howard and the late Pauline Shepard Howard. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was part owner and operator of Harlow Valley Packing, Inc. before retirement. In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Daniel Howard, and a brother, Randolph Howard.
Survivors include his son, Stephen Howard (Michele), of Dublin; grandchildren, Alan Howard, of Pennsylvania and Jason Sapp, of Dublin; daughter, Nancy Clark; brother, David S. Howard, of Dublin; sister, Linda Adams, of Dublin, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Private family graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 24, 2020, at New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Jim Fennell will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Three Rivers Home Health, P.O. Box 640, Eastman, Georgia 31023.
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