Lake Howard, Jr., age 73, of Clarendon, NC, transitioned to his heavenly home Tuesday, January 7, 2020. He was a servant of humility and self-sacrifice. He was employed by DuPont for 31 years where he worked as an Industrial Mechanic. He was a man of many talents; knife maker, videographer, photographer. He made hundreds of videos and photographs for weddings, dance recitals and graduations. He was a five time World Champion Wooden Decoy Duck Carver. He was known as the chewing gum and candy man.
He was a Veteran of the United States Army.
He also was a loyal member of Sweet Home Baptist Church where he served as the chairman of building and grounds, gate keeper, and made church videos for twenty years.
He is survived by his wife: Judy Stanley Howard of the home; three sisters: Carol Hill of Fayetteville, NC, Nell Cottle of Beulaville, NC and Ruth Smith of Deep Run, NC; two sisters in law: Jean Stanley Simoneau and husband Arthur of Tabor City, NC and Cynthia Howard of Albertson, NC; and nephew: Zac Simoneau and wife Jaclyn of Wilmington, NC; and several other nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents: Lake Howard, Sr. and Fronnie Casper Howard; and one brother: Kenneth Howard.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Sweet Home Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM prior to the service in the church.
Burial will follow the service in the Stanley Cemetery.
In lieu of flower, memorials may be made to Sweet Home Baptist Church, c/o Judy Howard, Church Treasurer, 420 F M Stanley Rd., Clarendon, NC 28432.
A service of Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City.
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