December 25, 2011
35 Railroad Street Plymouth OH 44865 12/27/2011 17:00:00
35 Railroad Street Plymouth OH 44865 12/28/2011 11:00:00
On December 25, 2011, the day we celebrate our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ’s birthday, with his family at his side, the angels came and took Arnold home to Heaven. It was the perfect gift.
Arnold Howard, 85, of Plymouth, Ohio, won his victory following a lengthy illness. “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” II Timothy 4:7.
He was born September 29, 1926 in Floyd County, Kentucky to Linzie and Sidney Howard, who preceded him in death.
Arnold is survived by his wife of 66 years, Nadean (Reed) Howard; they were wed on June 25, 1945 in Paintsville, KY. Also surviving are 5 sons; N. Zeke (Linda) and Erv (Neva) of Ashland, Ohio, Norm (Sally) of Scottsdale, Arizona, David of Shelby, Ohio, Randy of Plymouth, Ohio; one daughter, Pam, of Plymouth, Ohio and close family friend, Linda Walton of Plymouth, Ohio; 2 sisters; Traskie (Bill) King of Willard, Ohio and Augusta (Kenneth) King of Greenville, PA; 3 brothers, Donald (Jean) Howard of Marshall, Michigan, Clarence Howard of Clyde, Ohio and Denny Howard of Battle Creek, Michigan. There are also 4 grandchildren; Sheri (Kent) McGovern of Jeromesville, Ohio, Shana (Heath) Wilkins of Beavercreek, Ohio, Scott (Cheryl) Howard of Lewis Center, Ohio and Angela (Andrew) Steinmetz of Lexington, South Carolina and 7 great-grandchildren; Kate and Emily McGovern, Noel and Lily Wilkins, Adara and Jared Steinmetz and Zach Howard. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by 2 sisters and 4 brothers.
Arnold attended the North Broadway United Baptist Church in Shelby, Ohio where he served many years as Deacon and Sunday School Superintendent. He served the Lord and loved to read God’s word. He was concerned for the needs of others. He wanted his family, his church family, friends and neighbors to know that he loved them and that he was at peace.
Arnold served with the U.S. Army during World War II. After his service, he worked at the Plymouth Grain Elevator for many years and later became owner/operator. He also was employed at Plymouth Locomotive Works for many years.
In early years, his interests included playing his mandolin and banjo and many other instruments. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing at Lake Erie with his sons and grandchildren. He took pride in his gardens, farming his land and raising animals.
The family will receive friends and family at Secor Funeral Home, Plymouth, Ohio on Tuesday, December 27th from 5 to 8 pm. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 28th at the funeral home at 11 am and will be officiated by the ministers of the North Broadway United Baptist Church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Plymouth, Ohio.
In honor of Arnold’s wishes, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.
“Lord, thy will be done.”
Nadean & Family,
I was sorry to hear of your loss. I was unable to attend the funeral but my thoughts & prayers are with you. Call me any time.
so sorry to hear about your father….you have my deepest sympathy..GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY…
Dear Mrs. Howard, Zeke, Norm, Erv, Dave, Randy and Pam, Please accept my sincerest sympathy in the passing of your husband and father. I am certain he found peace in being surrounded by his family. I will keep you all in my prayers and hope you find comfort in the warmth of his memory.
Susie (Root) Moore
Sorry for your loss prayer for comfort.
Randy, We are sorry to hear about the passing of your father! You have our deepest sympathy.We were out of town. May God bless you and your family. Kenneth and Zannie Crager
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Larry & Cathy Paxton
Randy and family, We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your Father. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.The Foreman family.
I am sorry to hear of the passing of your father! You have my deepest sympathies. May the Lord comfort you at this time!
Arnold was a wonderful neighbor and friend for over 50 years. May God be with the family during this time of loss.
The Wireman/Tackett Family
David and Sheila Tackett & family
Tim and Vicki Wireman & family
Terry Wireman & family
To Arnold’s lovely wife Nadean, who she and Arnold have been dear Bro. and Sis. in Christ to us for so many years. Good family friends, as we were family connected. Also to the children, Arnold will be missed but blessings for him now. He is now out of pain, and at rest with our Saviour. . Hold on to your faith and to God’s unchanging hand. Arnold was a very strong man in faith and deed. May God Bless each. Sending our love.
To all Arnold’s family,
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.
Norm, I’m sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I’m out of town for a few days and can’t make it to calling hours to see you. Please express my deepest sympathy to your family at this difficult time.
I am sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. You have my deepest sympathy.
God Bless, Barb