Claude Dudley Howard, 86, of Rodanthe, NC died Thursday, August 27, 2009 at The Outer Banks Hospital. Born in Cary, NC, he was the son of the late Barton Hill Howard and Captain Mary Dudley Howard. He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps having served for 20 years including tours during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was also a former public school teacher, a founding member of the Chicamacomico Banks Volunteer Fire Department, and a very active volunteer of the Dare County EMS on Hatteras Island.
Mr. Howard is survived by his wife, Nancy Wilkerson Dickens Howard of the residence; a son, Claude Dudley Howard, Jr. and wife, Sara of Tallahassee, FL; a grandson, Christopher D. Howard of Sacramento, CA; and two step grandsons, Major Gerald Caldwell, USMC and Ralph E. Caldwell.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 1:00 PM at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building by the Rev. Tom Murphy. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Chicamacomico Banks Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 125, Rodanthe, NC 27968.
Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.Print Obituary & Condolences