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Bruce T. Howard, Sr.

December 25, 1960 — January 5, 2024

Bruce T. Howard, Sr.

Edwards Small Mortuary announces with our deepest sympathy the passing of Bruce T. Howard, Sr. on January 5, 2024.  Our condolences to the family and friends.

Bruce T. Howard Sr., a native of Fort Valley, Georgia, was born December 25, 1960 to the late Jessie James Howard and Nannie Amos Howard as the eighth child.

He was a proud alumni of the Peach County High School Class of 1980. Bruce dedicated his career to serving the community, working for various funeral homes and making a mark as a local radio announcer on Sunday mornings. His commitment extended to assisting in the morgue at Houston County Hospital and serving as a hotel bellman in Atlanta, GA. He continued his service as an employee of Flexsteel Industries, Inc. and Nowers Industrial.

Bruce's passion for music found expression in the Fort Valley State University Marching Band. He was a bonafide percussionist. His harmonious melodies on musical instruments echoed the warmth he shared with family and friends.

He was known for his hard work. He found joy in helping others, especially the elderly. He could be seen throughout the community mowing lawns, washing cars, and cutting hedges. He was indeed one of a kind. He brought laughter to countless lives with his natural comedic talent, leaving behind cherished memories of joy and humor. He leaves behind a legacy of kindness and a symphony of beautiful memories.

He was proceeded in death by his daughter, The Late Mrs. Elysea Howard Stuckey, better known as “Baby Girl”, his son in law, The Late Dr. Anthony Jaroy Stuckey Sr., his grandson, The Late Master Anthony Jaroy Stuckey Jr., his granddaughter, Baby Eva Stuckey, his father, The Late Mr. Jessie James Howard, his brother, The Late Mr. Gregory Howard, his paternal grandparents, The Late Mr. Jessie J. Howard and Mrs. Essie Mae Howard and his maternal grandparents, Mr. Clinton and Mrs. Lila Amos, and his brother(s) in law, The Late Mr. Rufus Jones, Sr. , The Late Mr. Henry Lee Harris and The Late Mr. Bennie Gibson

Left to celebrate his life, is his mother, Mrs. Nannie Howard of Fort Valley, Georgia, his son, Pastor Bruce T. (Gabrielle) Howard of Dublin, Georgia, his granddaughter, Adalynn Grace of Dublin, Georgia, his five brothers, Jessie Howard, Ralph Howard, and Clinton Howard of Fort Valley, Georgia, Kenneth Howard of Warner Robins, Georgia, and Calvin (Brenda) Howard of Perry, GA, his three sisters, Andrea Gibson and Sylvia Howard of Fort Valley, Georgia, and Rita Jones, Jefferson City, Missouri, his three devoted friends, Leila Carter, Danny Jones, and Mr. Pittman, and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and friends.

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Bruce Howard Funeral Program.pdf

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