Don Howard

Date of Death: October 6, 2021
First Baptist Church in Zachary
Zachary, LA
Sunday 10/10, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
First Baptist Church in Zachary
Zachary, LA
Monday 10/11, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
First Baptist Church in Zachary
Zachary, LA
Monday 10/11, 10:00 am
Forest Lawn Cemetery ~ Ruston
Hwy 80
Ruston, LA 71270
Monday 10/11, 4:00 pm
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On Wednesday, October 6, 2021 Don Howard, long time resident of Zachary, Louisiana, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the age of 72. Don moved from Zachary to spend his high school and college years in Ruston, Louisiana where he met and married his high school sweetheart Kathy Crawford Howard.Continue Reading

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Tom Aswell left a message on December 16, 2022:
Kathy, I only this week learned of Don's death. I was stunned. It was only a couple of years ago that I ran into the two of you and Rennie and Becky at Mitcham's Peach Orchard Store. I am deeply saddened at his death but proud to have known him and to have had you as neighbors when we all first moved to Baton Rouge way back in 1973. Don was a gentle man and a gentleman and his death was a huge loss for everyone who knew him. Please accept my belated condolences, coming as they do more than a year after the fact.
Cornelia O'Kelley England left a message on October 20, 2021:
There is no doubt when Don arrived at the Golden Gates God embraced him and said.... "Well done my good and faithful servant! " Don was by far one if the finest fellas I have ever known. And from the day he met Kathy... You knew they were truly a match made in heaven. I will light a candle at Mass for Don's light continue to shine from heaven! Much love to Kathy and the family.
ud left a message on October 17, 2021:
Dear Kathy and Family, Bud and I are very sad to hear about Don's passing. We were unable to attend in person as we were out of state last week. Since high school I remember the two of you as a loving couple, and believed it to continue and carry on for these past 49 years. I also remember Don as a wonderful, kind, and nice man who shared the same birthday with me. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Love, Stephana and Bud
Bill and Debra Carter left a message on October 11, 2021:
Kathy, Debra and I want you to know that we have been thinking of you and the family. Our old neighborhood just shed another tear in Ruston. Please know we send our prayers and our love.
Jen Kimball left a message on October 8, 2021:
Kathy and are in my thoughts and prayers. With my deepest heartfelt sympathy, Jen
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Tom and Mary Goebel left a message on October 8, 2021:
So sorry to hear of your loss. Don and Kathy were our Sunday School teachers when we first moved to Zachary. Prayers for the family.
Cindy Thompson left a message on October 8, 2021:
Don was an unfailingly kind and devote Christian who was an example to us all. He led by example and I learned a lot from him. My heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends.
Staci Mounce left a message on October 7, 2021:
Kathy, Heather and Wes I’m so very sorry for your loss, Don was a wonderful person and friend! He was a man with so much wisdom of the Bible’s was so interesting to talk too! But to me he was just a genuine person, he loved his family and grands so much! And he cared for so many people I never met a person that didn’t like Don! I know yalls hearts are broken because mine is, colbi said there wasn’t a time he came in State Farm and told colbi to tell me he loved me and missed me that meant so much to me. He will be truly missed and never forgotten sending big hugs, love and prayers to your beautiful family??? I don’t know if y’all know this but one day at work Kelly was asking him a bunch of questions about the Bible he brought her outside and prayed with her and she was saved that very day?? I love y’all Howard’s and I pray God will give y’all some peace in these hard days to come, I’ve thought about y’all all day and still find this so hard to believe? lots of love and hugs sent to this beautiful family! Love y’all Staci Mounce
Donna Grafton Griffin left a message on October 7, 2021:
Dear Kathy and family, it is with a sad heart I write this. Don was truly a special man. The smile in the picture that is posted is what I remember the most about Don. He always had a smile. I will keep you in my prayers in the coming days, weeks and months. May God surround you with peace and loving friends and family. May your sweet memories of a loving husband and father and grandfather sustain you! In Christian love, Donna
Barbara Debetaz left a message on October 7, 2021:
Condolences to family and friends. Saddened to hear this news..May God wrap you in his arms and walk closely today, tomorrow and and weeks ahead...Hugs and love to Kathy and family.
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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