Roy Howard Howard Montgomery

January 26, 1929May 13, 2013

Roy Howard Montgomery, 84, of Apex, North Carolina, was taken home to be with his Lord on May 13, 2013 at Duke Hospital in Durham, NC. Howard was brought into this world to Ward Montgomery and Pearl Day Montgomery on January 26, 1929 in Logan County, West Virginia. Prior to moving to North Carolina, Howard lived and worked in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was a proud retiree of General Motors, having been employed at the Chevy Parma Plant from 1952 until 1987.

Howard is preceded in death by his Father - Ward Montgomery; Mother - Pearl Day Montgomery; Brothers - Ray Montgomery and Raymond Montgomery; and Sister - Marie Montgomery Conn.

He is survived by his Wife - Oma Dean Montgomery; Daughters - Marcia Montgomery Buehner of Connecticut and Tricia Montgomery of North Carolina; and Brothers - Jack Montgomery and Roger Montgomery, both of Ohio.

A celebration of Howard's life will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Olive Chapel Baptist Church, 600 New Hill-Olive Chapel Rd, Apex, NC 27502. Burial will be immediately following the service in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to support caregiver respite and treatment research for patients with Frontotemporal Degeneration can be made in memory of Howard Montgomery at:

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57


  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 16, 2013

Roy Howard Howard Montgomery

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Renee Montgomery Griggs

June 3, 2013

Uncle Howard was one of my grandfather's (Ray Montgomery) brothers. I will always remember his deep bass voice and his love of family. Lots of love to Aunt Oma, Marcia and Tricia.

Elaine & Fritz Gatka

June 3, 2013

We will always remember Howard and Oma's visit while in San Jose so many years ago - Howard's sense of humor, his pride in his career at GM and most of all how he adored his sweet Oma and Tricia with great love for his family. Our thoughts, love and hugs to you all.

Linda Dean Reber

June 3, 2013

May the Lord give you, Aunt Oma, Tricia and Marcia, great comfort in the days ahead as the reality of Uncle Howard's passing becomes final. Aunt Oma, I am sorry for the loss of your husband. Cousins, I am sorry for the loss of your father.
Some of my fondest memories as a child were learning that the Montgomery family was coming in for a visit from Cleveland.

Debbie Dean Bills

May 31, 2013

Uncle Howard we will miss you every day. My thoughts and prayers are with Aunt Oma and her girls, Marcia and Patricia and their families. I feel very blessed to be part of this wonderful amazing crazy big family. Mom and John send their love and prayers.

Joy Marie Hunt

May 31, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. I love you Aunt Oma and girls.

Connie Mundy

May 30, 2013

Uncle Howard will be missed by all of us. He was kind and helpful to everyone. We love you.

Dorine Minnehan

May 30, 2013

I don't remember meeting Howard, I've just always known him, the father of my dear, dear lifelong friend, Tricia. I was always impressed how such a huge man with the huge voice could be so gentle. A gentle giant. Yes, his body and mind withered a bit with age, and who knows if he really remembered me, but his face would always light up when I told him I grew up with Tricia in Brook Park. He could at least relate to that. Oma and Tricia, you know I'm always thinking of you and love you much!!

Buffy (Dean) Mahon

May 29, 2013

We will miss Uncle Howard and think of him often. We send all of Love and Prayers to the family. I love you Aunt Oma and the Girls. Mom sends her love and prayers as well. Love, Steven, Buffy, Annnabella, Jonah Okey (Dean) Mahon and Betty Jane Dean (Gilbert, WV)

Marsha Dean-Ellis

May 29, 2013

Amazing man. Amazing family. I'm so blessed to be a part of it. Love and miss you Uncle Howard. Hugs and love Always, Marsha Ellen

Paul Arnold

May 29, 2013

It was the joy of ministry that allowed my path to cross Howard's in his final hours of life. I will not forget reading him the full text of Philippians at Duke Hospital just a short time before he was promoted into the place God had prepared for him because of his trust in Jesus as his Lord. Thanks for the honor of speaking at the service.