Friday, April 4, 2008

Frank E. Howard Obituary

Frank E. Howard
Date of Birth: October 23, 1917
Date of Death: April 01, 2008
City: Cleveland, TN

Frank Edward Howard, age 90, a resident of Cleveland, TN passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, April 1, 2008. Mr. Howard was born in Stratford, Iowa on October 23, 1917 and he was the son of the late Jenny Belle Lynch Howard and Wilbert O. Howard. His sister and five brothers also preceded him in death. He later served in the United States Army during World War II, in the 121st Hospital Division. Mr. Howard moved to Wyoming after his marriage to Elva Decker, where they co-pastored the Sheridan Church of God of Prophecy for eight years. It was in Wyoming Mr. Howard attended Hieman Business College, preparing him for his role as the accountant for the White Wing Publishing House here in Cleveland from 1958 until his retirement in 1984, serving 28 years.

During his 50 year residency in Cleveland, Mr. Howard ministered as a deacon at the Peerless Road Church of God of Prophecy, as well as serving in leadership positions such as treasurer, Sunday School superintendent, and small group ministry leader. He also supported his wife’s international ministry to women, traveling with her to every continent. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He lived his life as a testimony of God’s faithfulness. His humble spirit, tender heart and love for the Lord defined his character and inspired those around him.

Mr. Howard’s compassion for the lost prompted a life dedicated to personal evangelism and serving others. Above all, his family and friends will remember him as a man of prayer, who lived out his faith daily looking forward to the time that he would join the saints in heaven’s eternal celebration.

Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Elva Howard of Cleveland, his daughter, Kathryn Creasy and her husband Rick, his son, The Reverend Randy Howard (General Overseer of the Church of God of Prophecy) and his wife Bess, his grandchildren, Lee and Clint Creasy, Lauren Harding and her husband Jay and Ben and Brett Howard.

The Remembrance of Life Service will be conducted Saturday morning at 11:00 from the Peerless Road Church of God of Prophecy with Pastor Tim Coulter and Reverend Billy Wilson officiating.

Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Gardens with Milton Donnafield, John Disbrow, Paul Evans, Ken Nope, David Calfee, Jack Wilkinson, Victor Chaddock and Terry Frankland serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Peerless Road Church of God of Prophecy Deacons.

The body may be viewed from 10:00 until 11:00 Saturday morning at the Church.

Memorials may be made to the International Children’s Ministries, C/O the Church of God of Prophecy International Offices, 3750 Keith St. NW, Cleveland, Tennessee 37312 or to the Peerless Road Church of God of Prophecy Building Fund, 3301 Peerless Rd. NW, Cleveland, Tennessee 37312.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 9 P. M. Friday at the Peerless Road Church of God of Prophecy.


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