Willis W. (Bill) Howard

December 9, 1943February 4, 2019

Willis, known to his friends as “Bill”, passed away early morning on February 4th.

He was born in Charlotte, NC on 12/9/43 to parents W. W. Howard, Sr. and Ruth Little Howard. He was a veteran, serving our country in the United States Air Force. He later moved on to Huntsville, AL where he worked at Huntsville Hospital for 37 years as an IT Director.

He had a passion for bowling and was a member of several leagues. His bowling family meant the world to him, as did his “Old Kronies” family at Huntsville Hospital!

He is survived by his sisters, Pat Erhart, (Charlotte, NC), Libby de Krafft (Simpsonville, SC) and brother, Baxter Howard (Indian Trail, NC). He is also survived by his nieces, Kim, Sheri, Leah, Renee and Stephanie and nephews, John and Nick and his great nieces and nephews, whom he adored. He also so loved his childhood friend, Trez Boulware. They have been and always will be forever friends.

His family would like to thank Dennis Skeen, Cathy Howard, Beverly Robinson, Stana Hicks and Suzanne Hicklen for their loving devotion and friendship and the staff at Huntsville Hospital and Hospice at Redstone Village for making his passing peaceful.

Bill’s memorial service will be at Valhalla Funeral Home, March 16th at 2:00pm. We are welcoming anyone who would like to speak on his behalf to do so.

You can make donations to St. Jude’s Hospital, the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.


  • Willis Weddington Howard Sr., Father
  • Ruth Little Howard, Mother
  • Pat Erhart, Sister
  • Libby de Krafft, Sister
  • Baxter Howard, Brother
  • Mr. Howard also leaves to cherish his memory five nieces: Kim, Sheri, Leah, Renee and Stephanie; two nephews: John and Nick; great nieces and nephews, whom he adored; and his childhood friend, Trez Boulware.

  • American Cancer Society
  • Charity of your choice


  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 16, 2019

Willis W. (Bill) Howard

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Bonnie Welch

March 12, 2019

My husband Danny and I have known Bill for a long time. He would help us when we needed it. He sent us a Christmas card with money inside every year. He was a good man and will be missed by all who knew him. We would like to attend the service, but we have no way to get there.