Robert “Jim” James Howard

April 20, 1945 - October 23, 2020
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes - Monroe
1200 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
318-323-9611 | Map
Thursday 10/29, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Forsythe Avenue Church of Christ
2101 Forsythe Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
318-387-4467 | Map
Friday 10/30, 2:00 pm
Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery
623 Hwy 80E
Monroe, LA 71203
318-343-1511 | Map
Friday 10/30
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Robert James Howard, better known as Jim, suddenly passed away on Friday, October 23, 2020 at the age of 75. He was born on April 20, 1945 in Hot Springs, AR to W.L and LaRue Howard. Jim has one sister, Judy and his brother Gene passed away in 2016. Jim was a 1964 graduate ofContinue Reading

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Rex Albright left a message on November 19, 2020:
Jimmy and I were in the same class at Neville High School. I was a very introverted guy. Jimmy went out of his way to speak to me and was a very kind young man. I am honored to have known him. Condolences to his family and friends.
Kristi Cavett Jones left a message on November 4, 2020:
I am so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. He was a sweet man who I had the pleasure of knowing. Linda and Jim accompanied me on a wonderful trip to Destin from which I have such fond memories! We had a wonderful time and Jim was so nice and we all had so much fun spending time together! He will be greatly missed!
Sam left a message on November 1, 2020:
In memory of Robert "Jim" James Howard, Sam lit a candle
Shirley Ann Cooper Owensby left a message on October 30, 2020:
For Jim’s son and daughter. . . Hi, I’m Shirley Cooper Owensby, I attended Harding with your dad; he dated my twin sister while there. He took her home one weekend which was a lovely weekend spent at your grandparents’ home! They went to an LSU football game and a dance afterwards! He treated her like a queen; he was a romantic, writing her letters daily, leaving her with a candy cane each day he wasn’t on campus because of away games! Your dad was a handsome, kind, thoughtful, gentle young dude on campus! He was well-liked. I reached out to him much later, by e-mail; he had a difficult time remembering his Harding days. I did want you both to know I was sad to know he had passed. He was loved
Gay Hargrove Morris left a message on October 30, 2020:
I graduated from Neville High with Jimmy and we have always been friends. He was a fine person, smart, and a great athlete. He worked hard and had many successes in football and in track and in the classroom. I also knew his parents and siblings. My Dad and his father were close, I, along with many of our longtime friends, will miss him. May God comfort his family. Gay
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Tom Baker left a message on October 29, 2020:
I was blessed to have had a relationship with Jim over the past 50 an employee for J. Howard Ltd. men's clothing store in the 70"s......which inspired me to eventually have my own clothing store, of which Jim became a loyal customer.....and a challenging golf partner. My memories of Jim playing for the Harding College Bisons football team in Searcy, Arkansas, of which I grew up in, made me feel that we were friends even before I had ever meet him. When I moved to Monroe to attend NLU (ULM), our relationship became....and I feel blessed to have known Jim. May GOD bless his family with wonderful memories.
Rita G Douglas left a message on October 28, 2020:
I worked for Jim for about 10 years at Howard Bros. & Super Saver. He was truly a very special man – great boss & treasured friend. He was tough with work when he needed to be, but had a fun side that he didn’t mind showing – like the time he dressed up as “The Fonz” for Halloween and most co-workers didn’t recognize him. Stacy & Chad, you were your dad’s pride & joy. I am saddened to hear of his death and regret that I can not be there to honor him this week. I will always remember him as one of the “Good Guys”. With my deepest sympathy, Rita Garner Douglas – Kingwood, TX
Lori C. Theis left a message on October 27, 2020:
About 35 years ago, Mr. Howard arranged for me to participate in an internship at Howard Super Saver corporate offices as part of my masters degree coursework at LA Tech. He allowed me to sit in on meetings & to observe his day to day work in the office for a few weeks. I will always appreciate him allowing me to do this & the kindness he showed me. His professionalism was evident as he carried out his work. I am saddened to hear of his sudden death & am praying for his family. With deepest sympathy, Lori C. Theis Ruston, LA
Joe Canal left a message on October 27, 2020:
Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I first knew Jimmy, that's what we called him then, when we were just kids almost 70 years ago when we lived about two blocks from each other. Went to Neville High School together, where he was one of Neville's finest track & football player. Glad I got to see him again a few years back at a Neville football game where they were honoring Coach Davis & Coach Buck & the only state championship track team that Neville has every had, of which Jimmy was a big part. Again my condolences to his family.
Carol Koontz Kight left a message on October 27, 2020:
Jimmy was a kind and wonderful friend of many years. He will be missed by many. Carol Koontz Kight
John Dobbs left a message on October 27, 2020:
I loved Jim Howard. He was always very kind to me and I admired the way he cared for his mother in her last days.
Rise P Bethea left a message on October 27, 2020:
I was one of many that worked with Jim at Howard Bros. corporate office. He was a very fair man, and was always very kind. I am very sorry for your loss.
Cheryl Yarbrough left a message on October 26, 2020:
Stacy and Chad I'm so very sorry to hear about your dad. My heart breaks for you. And sad I won't be able to attend the funeral. He always put u kids first no matter what...he loved y'all so very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Cheryl Yarbrough (Thomas)
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