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Stowers Funeral Home

401 West Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL

OBITUARY

Guy Edwin Howerton Jr.

September 4, 1946September 9, 2019

Colonel Guy Edwin Howerton Jr. (US Army- Retired) son of Guy Edwin Howerton Sr. and Ruth Price Howerton passed away on September 9th, 2019 in Brandon, FL. He is survived by his wife Marsha Howerton, oldest son Dale Howerton and his 2 children, and youngest son Guy Edwin Howerton III, his wife Kimberly and 3 children, in addition to cousins and other family members.

Following his graduation from the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, then 2nd LT Howerton soon after deployed to Vietnam with the Infantry. In addition to earning his Combat Infantryman’s Badge (CIB), then 1st LT Howerton was awarded the Bronze star. COL Howerton’s career awards also include the Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award), Army Commendation Medal and Army Achievement Medal.

After a 22 year military career, COL Howerton continued his goal of service to others by working with local organizations providing support to homeless veterans in the Tampa Bay area.

His life centered around his family, constantly following the lives of his 2 sons and 5 grandchildren. When he wasn’t working with veterans, he followed his other passion- fishing.

Even though he battled with several ailments in his final days, he maintained not only a “can do” spirit, but also a “must do” spirit. He and Marsha worked diligently within their community to connect entrepreneurs from numerous companies with the hope of promoting local business opportunities. COL Howerton will be laid to rest at the Bushnell National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL with full military honors.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, September 16, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, September 16, 2019

Memories

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Bill Radebaugh

September 16, 2019

Linda and I are so saddened by Ed’s passing. We just found out a few minutes ago. Our friendship began with EYC at St. Mary’s and of course Plant HS. Bobby, Pat, Ed and myself somehow stayed out of trouble though we did make several “during school” appearances at Bel-Mar Billiards on El Prado.
Ed always gave me grief about being a Marine, but was so proud of his service to his country.
We saw each other a few times over the past several years, but now that doesn’t seem enough.
Rest easy Col. See you in Valhalla!!
Bill Radebaugh & Linda Walker

Randy Sams

September 15, 2019

Such a shock! Fast Eddie was always thinking of others. The last time We talked was a couple of years ago when he called to recommend a surgeon and surgery that he felt would help my wife be able regain her ability to talk and possibly walk again. He was a wonderful man. I feel like I knew him a lifetime, but really don’t know when we met... could have been the Citadel (‘66) or Greensboro. I know he will be sorely missed. May God bless and give comfort to Marsha and the rest of the family .

Jim Chappelear

September 15, 2019

Ed and I became friends when the both of us entered our knob year at the Citadel with the class of 1968. The bond we shared with each other and our fellow classmates has lasted a lifetime. When Ed visited with Cristina and I last year I realized that he had serious health issues. That did not stop him. I last saw him at our 50th reunion. He was the same ole Ed. Ready with a smile on his face and a firm handshake. Rest easy ole friend and soldier. This old Air Force buddy will see you again. God speed Ed.

Carol Adcock

September 15, 2019

A special man who I found to be so witty. Went perfect with his mate Marsha. Always enjoyed his company. Thank you for your service to our country Guy and R.I.P. Prayers and love to Marsha and family during this difficult time❤️🙏

Charles Davis

September 14, 2019

A good friend and comrade.
Ed, you will be missed in Indiana.
Airborne!

Fred Kennedy

September 14, 2019

A classmate, a combat infantryman, a good friend, a legend. Legends live on in our hearts. That’s where you will forever remain.

Kimberly Lee

September 14, 2019

Guy was always so encouraging to me to help my business.
Precious man

My condolences and prayers for his family.

darrel allen

September 12, 2019

Guy was a classmate at The Citadel, class of 1968. He was a very determined young man, intent on successfully surviving a demanding, intense, physically and mentally challenging plebe system. He did just that, and went on to graduate as a proud member of a distinguished group of men. He will be missed.

bea richards

September 11, 2019

you have been a brave and great person to all that have been apart of your life. Will miss our many laughs that we have had in the past.