August 19, 1937October 17, 2020

Calvin Marvin Howard, (83) born August 19, 1937, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on October 17, 2020. He was a true Christian. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Charles Edward Robert Howard and Gladys Franklin Howard, his brother, Charles Franklin Howard and his beloved wife of 57 years, Vivian Harper Howard.

He is survived by his three daughters Beth Howard (Brooks) Yeilding, Becky Howard (George) Allen and Brooke Howard (Darrell) Gibson, his seven grandchildren Jared (Emily) Fuqua and Jake Fuqua, Reid Allen and Harper Allen, Shae (Morgan) Gibson and Hannah Gibson, and Farrah Karimi, and his greatgrandson, James Calvin Fuqua, all of whom loved him dearly. He is survived by his sister Aneda (Dronnie) Chandler, his sisters-in-law Josephine Howard and Frances Harper, and his nieces and nephews.

He was an active member of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church and service to the Lord was a large focus of his life. He was a lifelong learner and was a graduate of West End High School, the Auburn University College of Engineering, Cumberland School of Law and the Beeson Divinity School.

A memorial service will be held at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church on Wednesday, October 21st at 2:00 p.m. There will be a private family burial service at Lawley’s Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Dawson Preschool Ministry.


  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Dawson Preschool Ministry.


21 October

A memorial service to honor the LIfe of Mr. Howard

Dawson Memorial Methodist Church

1114 Oxmoor Road
Homewood, AL 35209



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Sandra and Ed Daniels

October 19, 2020

So many good memories come to mind. Calvin Howard has been such a model of faith to us always. One very special memory is when we attended West End Baptist as a newly married couple in the sixties. We went to a couples training union class Calvin and Vivian started on Sunday evening with maybe only six in attendance. With those two leading, it grew to about sixty coming from all over our community. We had the best time showing Christlike love as we learned truths they shared and even began a sign up to have food making it more fun since it was around our normal supper time. We look forward to more loving fellowship in heaven with them in God’s perfect timing. Sandra and Ed Daniels

Anita Caudle

October 19, 2020

I am so sorry that Calvin is gone. A finer man we couldn't want to know. He was always willing to help people with their wills and legal affairs. We knew we could always depend on him. His family has been wonderful in the past couple of years. Brooke, I know you earned a gold star in heaven. I hope your father is singing in heaven's choir. He always loved singing in the choir so much. I am sad that we won't be able to hear him on earth any longer. My prayers are with the family during this time


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