Woody Funeral Home-Parham

1771 North Parham Road, Richmond, VA


Richard Henderson Howard

December 2, 1941October 1, 2019

77, of Richmond, VA. passed away, October 1, 2019. He was born in Newport News, Virginia to Anne Henderson and John Morris Howard. Henderson, as he was best known, loved growing up on the James River, learning to fish and crab at a young age. Upon graduating Warwick High, he moved to Richmond. He is a graduate of The University of Richmond. Henderson worked as a scheduler and buyer for Reynolds Metals Company for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Anne R. Howard and daughter, Elizabeth Allyn Howard; cousins, Helen Haley, Beth Cumming and Bettie Macon Pettyjohn . Henderson had a true respect for and love of animals. He was known to have a unique take on various subjects and he had a great sense of humor. He was a caring husband and father. He will be missed, dearly. There will not be a service. Memories and condolences may be shared at Woody Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to his favorite charity, Savethechimps.org


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Allyn Howard

October 10, 2019

This is my dad, about 5 or 6 years ago, at the Staples Mill Amtrak station. After waving to me, he did a light jog, pretending to chase the train, like in the movies. It's one of my favorite recent memories. I have so many, especially from childhood. I'm lucky to have always felt loved. And I've probably laughed more with my dad than anyone. xo, Allyn

Chena Butler

October 9, 2019

Henderson was a kind, sweet man who lived life on his own terms. He was a devoted husband and father. Never a show off, nor driven by ego. His handsome smile will be missed at our annual family Christmas dinner .

Archie Yeatts

October 7, 2019

Anne, I'm sorry to read of Augie's death. At times like this, many Sig Ep memories come rolling back. The picture in the paper captured him perfectly. You and the family are in my thoughts today.