Rev. Larry W. Howard

May 27, 1946May 12, 2019

Funeral service for Rev. Larry W Howard, 72, of Anniston will be 1:00 PM, Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Chapel Hill Funeral Home with Dr. Stephen Anthony and Dr. Sid Nichols officiating. Burial will follow at Anniston Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5:00 till 8:00pm on Wednesday May 15th at Chapel Hill Funeral Home.

Mr. Howard is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joyce Howard; daughters, Missy (Mike) Harris, Bettina (Jerry) Brown; sisters, Joyce Medders, Faye Draughon, and Sue Mc Dill.; grandchildren, Jesse Harris, Bethany (LaDarryl) Shorter, Madison Raughton, Caleb Raughton, Brenna Harris, Ashley (Brandon) Moore and Hannah Brown; great grandchildren, Junior Shorter, Monii Shorter and Lyvia Shorter; his 4 legged companions Buddy and Baxter and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Howard is preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Grace Howard and brother, John Howard.

Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be his golfing buddies. Mr. Howard was native of Ohatchee and lived in the Anniston area most of his life. He worked 17 years at Lee Brass and worked 35 years as a real estate broker in Anniston. He served 6 years in the Army National Guard. He was an avid golfer. Mr. Howard was a member of Hill Crest Baptist Church where he faithfully served as a deacon for many years and as a Sunday School teacher. He was also an ordained minister helping several local area churches. He will be missed by his family and friends.


  • Joyce Howard, Wife
  • Missy `(Mike) Harris, Daughter
  • Bettina (Jerry) Brown, Daughter
  • Joyce Medders, Sister
  • Faye Draughon, Sister
  • Sue McDill, Sister
  • Jesse Harris, Grandchild
  • Bethany (LaDarryl) Shorter, Grandchild
  • Madison Raughton, Grandchild
  • Caleb Raughton, Grandchild
  • Brenna Harris, Grandchild
  • Ashley (Brandon) Moore, Grandchild
  • Hannah Brown, Grandchild
  • Junior Shorter, Great Grandchild
  • Monii Shorter, Great Grandchild
  • Lyvia Shorter, Great Grandchild
  • Buddy and Baxter, 4 legged companions
  • Several ., nieces and nephews
  • Jack Howard, Father
  • Grace Howard, Mother
  • John Howard, Brother


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 16, 2019


Rev. Larry W. Howard

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Angela Riley

May 15, 2019

When George and myself went through our house fire in 2017, Larry and Joyce brought over dinner while we were at the motel. This man was so good and will be missed by many. We loved him dearly.

Donna Gardner

May 15, 2019

I feel like I have always been a part of your Family. We all grew up together at Moore Ave/Hill Crest I will forever remember all the softball games that Larry and Jay played together for many years. I know he will be truly missed and I can see that big smile when he sees my Jay. Hang on guys we are only a breath away. Missy and Tina I will be praying for you and Joyce I know too well the road you will travel love and prayers for you!

Roy Bachus

May 15, 2019

When Larry and Joyce called the other Dear it was a statement of their character as much as an endearing term. Had many memorable times with this wonderful family. He will be remembered by all who knew him.

Connie Curtis

May 15, 2019

Bro.Larry was a very kind man always had a smile on his face.He will be missed.

Marie Tuck

May 14, 2019

Larry was such a kind and caring man. I can’t imagine seeing Joyce without Larry. My heart goes out to this family.

Jason Boatman

May 14, 2019

Mrs. Howard and family. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Howard. He was always so nice and loved by many. I will be praying for yall.

Bonita Wolfe

May 14, 2019

I will forever miss Larry. He was one of the kindest and funniest men to be around...Always smiling at me when I'd come down the aisle and shake his hand on my way to choir....I have known him for many years, and will never forget him, and the love he showed to me. Thank you Jesus for allowing me to cross paths with Larry Howard.....Joyce, Missy, and other family, I will be praying for all of you.

Jean Johnson

May 14, 2019

I will miss Larry sitting behind me at church every Sunday. He was so faithful to his church family. My prayers are with the family

Cecil and Donna Hydrick

May 13, 2019

Loved Larry so much. He was always such a kind and uplifting fellow. Can’t imagine going to church and not seeing him. So sorry for your loss. Praying for your comfort and peace. He will be missed so much.