Created August 27, 2018
This eternal flame burns forever
in remembrance of Leonard Leroy Howard
Leonard Leroy Howard
February 11, 1942 - December 24, 2020
Leonard Leroy Howard, 78, of Alma, passed away Thursday, December 24, 2020
at his home. He was born February 11, 1942 in Van Buren to the late William
and Alma Howard. He retired from Cox Communications and Jones Truck Lines.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Teri Cunningham; three sisters,
Margie Semiche, Helen Hensley, Bertha Riggs; three brothers, Buford, Bill, and
Leonard blessed his family with his standard of courage, life lessons and humor.
He lived by an old fashion standard of conduct; your word is your bond, mean
what you say, work now - play later, hard work never hurt anyone and if you
don't know how to do something, learn how. He set a very high standard for his
girls on what to expect from a spouse and taught them what unconditional love
is by the example they were shown with the love their parents shared. He
always put others before himself, especially his family. Anyone that knew him
was a better person for it. He was a Christian and a member of Trinity Baptist
Church in Alma.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Howard of the home; two daughters, Tyrina
McCain and Tanya Howard, both of Alma; a sister, Ludy Gray of Rudy; two
brothers, Troy and Harold Howard, both of Rudy; eleven grandchildren, Chana
McDonald, Kassi Shelton, Kyle Kelly, Brooke Harris, Tiara Cunningham, Falon
Hanson, Dillion Cunningham, Bailey Hoffsommer, Kayla McCain, Kelsey McCain,
and Eli Howard; eight great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and
Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Newberry
Cemetery in Alma, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of
Van Buren, AR.
Pallbearers will be Nick Meadors, Donny Jones, Kyle Kelly, Beau Bowling, Bill
Vickery and Scott Cunningham. Honorary pallbearers will be Doyle Hensley and
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Alma Boys and Girls Club,
410 E Main St., Alma, AR 72921.
Though He's gone, He is not forgotten.
Though absent, He remains in spirit.
Though once a worker, He now rests.
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