Thomas "Tom" Cecil Howe

January 4, 1940January 7, 2021

Thomas Cecil Howe, 81, of Greenville, peacefully went to be with our Heavenly Father on January 7, 2021. He was the son of the late, Cecil and Avis Howe, of Fitzgerald, Georgia.

He is survived by the love of his life, Betty Howe, whom he loved dearly in marriage for 59 years. Additionally, he is survived by his son, Tommy Howe (Lisa), of Jacksonville, Florida, and his daughter, Susan H. McClure (Mark), of Greer, South Carolina. Tom was blessed with 6 grandchildren, Brett Howe, Kimberly, Anna Leigh, Alexandria, Kathryn, and Abigail McClure, all of whom he adored. Also surviving are his brother, James Howe, of Savannah, Georgia and sister, Glenda Ann Barnard, of Register, Georgia.

Tom embodied the phrase "thy good and faithful servant." He served our country in the Air Force, and was a devoted member of Brushy Creek Baptist Church. His vivacious personality and contagious smile allowed for a successful career as a salesman of many kinds, primarily industrial packaging supplies. His zest for life was profoundly admirable and he never met a stranger. His love for sports trickled down to his grandchildren, and he never missed a sports game of theirs.

Above all else, Tom loved the Lord fervently. He never gave up an opportunity to further the Kingdom and share Christ's love. His family is comforted by the image of his Homecoming, and will forever cherish the memories of his life, well lived.

Visitation to be held at Brushy Creek Baptist Church, Taylors, on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at 10 am, followed by a memorial service at 11 am. Private burial at Woodlawn Memorial Park to follow. Donations on Tom’s behalf may be made to Brushy Creek Baptist Church, 4999 Old Spartanburg Rd., Taylors, SC 29687.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, January 16, 2021


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Gene Whitehead

January 20, 2021

To the entire Howe family, we offer our condolences on this truly sad occasion.
Sincerely, Gene Whitehead and Terri Pagani

Debbie Hamilton

January 16, 2021

Betty and family, we are so saddened by Tom’s passing. He was always a beam of light! Thank you for sharing him with us and most importantly we thank God for allowing him to be part of our journey. God will provide your needs now and going forward. Keep God close to you! We love you all! - - Deb and James

Jenice House

January 12, 2021

I was so sorry to hear about Tom passing away. Have you and your family in my prayers

Bob & Marie Honeycutt Honeycutt

January 12, 2021

We will miss TOM . He greeted everyone in his reach as he came in on Sunday morning.
He always had a big smile, and was never lost for words of kindness.
His pictures say it all with that smile.

Randy House

January 12, 2021

Mr. Howe was a great husband, father and mentor, and I will always consider him to be one of my many "dad's" on the block. Mine and my family's thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jenice, Randy, Shannon, Karen

Sue Lofland

January 12, 2021

Tom was a great Christian. Loved to help people. May God give Betty and family peace and strength that only God can give. We shall always miss Tom. I’m sure God said come home my good and faithful servant. God Bless

Sandy Paulk

January 12, 2021

I am so grateful to have known this precious man from Brushy Creek Baptist. He always had a smile on his face, a kind word, and a fantastic sense of humor. He will truly be missed. My deepest, and sincerest sympathies to Betty and the family. God Bless You All.
Sandy Paulk

Barbara Turner

January 11, 2021

When I think of Tom I think of his smile, kind words, and strong faith! I also think of his love for travel and his love for Betty. Our thoughts and prayers are with Betty and his family.

Norma Hrbek

January 11, 2021

Tom Howe was one of Howard's and my dearest friends. He and Betty meant so much to us as a couple and to me today. We shared so many wonderful memories during the past few years with the Howes. Tom was the kindest, funniest, gentlest, most loving friend one could have. He also was our Prayer Warrior. He spread the Good News wherever he was and to anyone that crossed his path. We'll all miss Tom so much. I know Heaven is rejoicing at the presence of this beautiful soul. Maybe he and my Howard are sharing a laugh or two. I thank God for placing Tom and Betty Howe in my life. Our loss is Heaven's gain.

Betty Whittington

January 11, 2021

Betty, I am so very sorry for your loss and for your family's loss. Tom was such a sweet man who always had a smile and a joke that would always make me laugh. I enjoyed working with him in the Good News Club and loved it when you two would come to the Broken Vessel Life Group class. Tom will be missed. Please know that I will continue to pray for your health Betty and for your family's.
With much love,
Betty Whittington