SAMUEL PAUL HOWARD, age 73 of Tullahoma, Tenn., departed this life and went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, June 20, 2016, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family following an extended illness. Mr. Howard was born in Shelbyville, Tenn, on April 9, 1943, to the late EC Howard and Lena Cyree Howard. He was a retired Baptist Minister. He also was a Mechanic for the City of Tullahoma, Bedford County schools and a school bus driver for Metro Moore County. He was married on June 23, 1969 to Mary Jane Gazaway, his wife of almost 47 years. Mr. Howard known by many as Bro. Paul was a God fearing, Christian man serving the Lord in the ministry for many years and even talked of preaching this Sunday. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters; Frances Reese, Virginia Howard, brother, Dearl Howard, nephews; Barry and Mark Shumake, Junior Howard, Jimmy Reese, and niece, Sherry Shumake.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Howard of Tullahoma, daughters; Belinda Sanders and husband, Jamie also of Tullahoma, Paula Morris and husband, Brent of Estill Springs. Grandsons; David Mangus of Tullahoma, Levi Amrine and Hayden Morris both of Estill Springs. Granddaughters; Amanda Barecky of Tullahoma, Amber Sanders of Murfreesboro and Emma Barecky of Estill Springs. Great-grandchildren; Kacey Barecky and Gunner Collins. Brothers; Billy Howard and wife, Frances of Shelbyville, Jerry Howard and wife, Lucille, Charles Shumake and wife, Mary, Donnie Howard and wife, Becky and a sister, Brenda Mathis and husband, Cecil all of Tullahoma. A multitude of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and cousins.
A Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 P.M. Saturday, June 25, in the Chapel of Grant Funeral Services with Bro. Cecil Mathis, officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 P.M. until Service time at 6:00.
Online live viewing of the service is available by contacting Grant Funeral Services.
GRANT FUNERAL SERVICES IN CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS