Leon Richard Howard, Sr, 82, of Wanchese, died Monday, October 21, 2013, in his residence. Mr. Howard was born in Chatham County, Georgia and served his country honorably in the U.S. Coast Guard. After retirement he was employed with Norfolk Naval Shipyard for 15 years and NAVSEACENTLAND for 10 years. He also was a parishioner of Saint Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church.
Mr. Howard was predeceased by his father and mother Matthew and Ruby Howard and his wife Margaret Boyd Howard.
Surviving are four sons, Leon R. Howard, Jr, John M. Howard, Robert L. Howard and Joseph C. Howard; sister, Annette H. Fisher; four grandchildren, Sean M. Howard, Derek A. Howard, Jeanne M. Roundtree and Susan E. Howard.
A celebration of life will be in Saint Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church in Nags Head, Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. by Father Philip Glick. Burial will be in Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery in Portsmouth, Va at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, 930- B Wellness Drive, Greenville, N.C. 27834.