Garrett Funeral Home

460 North Main St., Waynesville, NC


Walter Frederich Howard Jr.

June 25, 1941March 17, 2020

Waynesville-Walter Frederich Howard, Jr. 78, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Mission Memorial Hospital in Asheville, NC. Born in Melrose Park, IL, on June 25, 1941 to the late Walter Frederich Howard, Sr. and Dorothy Jean Bruns Howard. Walter served his country honorably in the US Army. He owned his own business, Southeastern Wholesale Supply Co. Walter enjoyed playing golf, watching sports, travelling and especially cooking and preparing new recipes. He was usually with his sidekick and buddy, Bailey, his golden retriever.

He is survived by his son, Tim Howard of Charlotte, his daughter, Krista Watkins and her husband, Scott Watkins, and his adored grandchildren Emily, Clay, Abby and Griffin of Chapel Hill, his beloved sisters, Judy Snyder of Elk Grove, IL and Patty Howard of Florence Alabama, as well as many loving family members, nephews, nieces and many friends.

The family would like to give special thanks to the first responders at Waynesville Fireman's Association. Memorial contributions can be made to the first responders at Waynesville Fireman's Association 1022 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


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Walter Frederich Howard Jr.

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March 22, 2020

I have so many memories to share that I would not even know where to begin. I just want to say thank you to all of his friends that have sent cards and called. He was such a good man and well respected by those who knew him. He will be sorely missed.
Vicki Howard