Timothy D. Howard, 70, Ocala, FL, formerly of Medina and Wadsworth, OH passed away March 27th, 2017 after a brief period of declining health.
Tim was born June 11, 1946 to Carroll “Blackie” and Katherine Howard in Barberton, OH. He graduated from Wadsworth High School in 1965. He was married to Barbara (Hudec) White from 1967-1990, they have 2 children. She survives. Tim proudly served in the US Army from 1965-1971. Beginning in the Army Reserves, until he was called to active duty in 1966. He was a sergeant and fought in the Vietnam War with the 3/47 9th Infantry Division from 1966-1968. He earned 2 Purple Hearts, a Medal of Condemnation and many other honors.
He remained in the Reserves on Standby until 1971. The men he fought with became true brothers for the reminder of his life. He enjoyed the reunions and visits with those men. Tim worked in the construction and building trade his entire career. Starting with his father and taking over the family business, H & H Builders in 1971. He then taught carpentry at the Medina County Career Center in 1989. Finally, he was the Medina County Building Inspector until he retired in 2008.
Tim followed his dream and moved to Florida after retirement.
He is preceded in death by his parents; Carroll “Blackie” and Katherine Howard.
He is survived by his children: Michelle (Lee) King, Jeffery (Nicole) Howard and only grandchild, Raigan Lynne King. In addition to his children, he is survived by his brothers, Vernon ( Bevan ) Howard, Craig Howard and sister, Carol Howard. Nieces and nephews: Jaime (Eric) Goodman, Matthew (Lindsey) Howard, Eric (Aeryn) Howard and Katey Howard.
Service will be held Monday April 10th at Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home 174 N Lyman St, Wadsworth, OH 44281. Calling hours will be from 10:30am-12:30pm, Funeral Service at 12:30, officiated by brother Vernon Howard. Military Burial Honors at 2:30pm at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, OH.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Tim’s name can be made to any of the following:
Disabled American Veterans @ DAV.org
Wounded Warriors Project @ woundedwarriorsproject.org or PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas, 66675-8516
Patriot PAWS @ patriotpaws.org or Patriot PAWS Service Dogs, 254 Ranch Trail, Rockwall, Texas, 75032