Created August 27, 2018

In Memory

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

Joe Howard.

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

Alton Keller.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Alma Boys and Girls Club,

410 E Main St., Alma, AR 72921.

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Though He's gone, He is not forgotten.
Though absent, He remains in spirit.
Though once a worker, He now rests.

by The Arkansas Good Sams

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