Howard Wilson Church of Newton, passed peacefully into eternal life Thursday November 18, 2020 at Frye Regional Medical Center. Born April 28, 1939 to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Church, Howard was a devout and faithful member of Startown First Baptist Church in Newton where he has served as deacon, RA leader, Sunday school teacher for adult men's class, Treasurer and other positions as needed. Since his retirement as finishing supervisor at Bassett Furniture Co. in Conover, his ministry consisted of contacting, visiting, and praying for those suffering and those in need.
Howard served his country in South Korea the US Army following the Korean War.
His wife, Juanita B. Church of the home; two sons, Robert W Church, and wife Shelly and grandson Bryson, William H. Church and wife Sandy, and grandson Nicholas; two sisters, Annie Burch and Coleen Silver and their families survive him.
His father and mother; three brothers, Clyde Church, Rufus Church, and Ed Church and a sister, Faye Whisnant preceded him in death.
A Celebration of Life Service for Howard will be conducted 11:00 am Saturday November 21, 2020 at Startown First Baptist Church in Newton.
Officiating will be his son, Rev. William Howard Church. Military Honors will be provided at the church by American Legion Post 544 .
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10-11:00 am Saturday at the church. Inurnment will be at the columbarium at Jenkins Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Startown First Baptist Church 2615 Sigmon Dairy Road Newton, NC 28658.
The Church family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
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