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Thomas Howard

Thomas H. Howard "Puddin"

Monday, July 6, 2020
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Obituary

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Thomas “Puddin” H. Howard, of LaGrange, passed away on July 6, 2020. He was born in LaGrange on June 9, 1930 to the late George Homer Howard and Lillie Mae Gill Howard. In addition to his parents, Thomas “Puddin” Howard is preceded in death by his 4 brothers and 1 sister.

Thomas “Puddin” H. Howard graduated from LaGrange High School in 1949, where he lettered in Football, Basketball, and Swimming. He then earned a scholarship to play football at Auburn University and graduated from Auburn University in 1953. During his years at Auburn, Mr. Howard was a member of the football team, playing fullback. Following his years at Auburn, Mr. Howard was a life long member of Auburn Alumni Club and the Auburn Letterman’s Club. While attending Auburn University, Mr. Howard was a member of the ROTC and earned his "Wings". In 1952, Mr. Howard married his childhood sweetheart, Alice Traylor. Mr. Howard served our country in the United States Air Force for 20 years, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and earning his retirement. He served as a pilot in the Vietnam War. Following his years in the military, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Thomas “Puddin” H. Howard continued to be of service to his country in the United States Postal Service. He eventually retired from the United States Postal Service after 23 years of service.

Mr. Howard is survived by his wife of 68 years, Alice Traylor Howard; his children, Alice Carol Howard, Tom W. Howard (Robbye), David B. Howard (Donna), and Amy E. Howard; his grandchildren, Sarah Alice Lashomb (Bryan), Sarah Lynn Allard (Chris), Jeremy Chambers (Katie), Wendy Lucio (Wesley Bass), Casey Hughes (Scott), Alix Howard, Madison Howard, and Sam Howard; his great grandchildren, Abby, Eli, A.J., Evan, Rylan, Gavin, Garrett, Madison, Nora. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.



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The family will receive friends at Higgins Funeral Home at Hunter-Allen-Myhand from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday July 10, 2020. The celebration of life service will be held at Higgins Funeral Home at Hunter-Allen-Myhand on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 6 p.m. The family is accepting flowers or it is suggested that donations be made to the charity of your choice that supports members of our armed forces and their families. Higgins Funeral Home at Hunter Allen Myhand, 706-884-5626.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 10, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Friday, July 10, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Higgins Funeral Home at Hunter Allen Myhand, 506 Hill Street, LaGrange
    Address
    506 Hill Street
    LaGrange, GA 30240
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  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, July 10, 2020 | 6:00pm
    When
    Friday, July 10, 2020 6:00pm
    Location
    Higgins Funeral Home at Hunter Allen Myhand, 506 Hill Street, LaGrange
    Address
    506 Hill Street
    LaGrange, GA 30240
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Pat Brooks

Posted at 01:15pm
Norma Alice, I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your Pudding. You will be in ny prayers for peace. I know that he leaves you with so many precious memories, my sweet friend. Pat Dennis Brooks

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Ben Kraljev

Posted at 03:18pm
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
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Posted at 07:25pm
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Dusty Mills

Posted at 10:10pm
I am so sorry to hear about "Puddin's death. While growing up in LaGrange "Puddin" was my hero football player. I wanted to be
like him when I got to high school. His and Norma Alice's life has been a great example of love and friendship with all people.
We will all miss that great smile and friendship.
Dusty and Carlene Mills
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Jane Calhoun

Posted at 07:22pm
Alice, I just saw this online and I am so sorry to hear about Puddin. I did not realize he had been sick but I had noticed he hadn't been on my FB page for a while. My heart goes out to you and your family in your loss. Puddin was a very wonderful friend to all who knew him. Praying for all of you at this time.
Jane
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