A much-loved Husband, Stepfather and Grandfather Robert (Bob) Dennis Howery, 78, passed away peacefully at Sherrill’s Ford Hospice House in Sherrill’s Ford, NC July 29, 2020. Bob bravely confronted and fought the all-consuming disease Alzheimer’s for the past five years with the outstanding help and comfort from the PACE organization of Newton. He was born November 2, 1941 in Beckley, WV and resided in Newton, NC for the past 26 years.
Bob graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, WV in 1959 and served in the US Army from 1959 to 1963 in the 82nd Airborne Division stationed in Hawaii. Upon leaving the armed services he attended UNC Charlotte and later moved to Newton, NC where he worked for many years and retired from Elixir Industries of Alabama.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Coleen Howery of Newton, NC and his Stepson, Vance Rhodes and wife Teresa; his grandson, Wayne and granddaughter, Ashland of Winston, Ga; his Stepsister, Janie Hill and husband, Steve of Nitro, WV; a favorite cousin, Walter Barger and Margaret Henghold of Miami, Fl; and his favorite ‘Uncle Bob’ Graves of Beckley, WV. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Margaret Graves Howery and his Father, Clayton Howery and Stepmother, Lillian Howery of Beckley, WV; a Brother, Michael Howery of Myrtle Beach, SC; and a step-son Jerry Rhodes of Jacksonville, FL
Bob was an accomplished golfer and loved the game of golf and his golfing buddies. He was a member of the Glen Oaks Golf Club in Maiden, NC for many years. He and Coleen both enjoyed sharing time together cruising, traveling and playing Golf. Bob and Coleen are active members of New Life Baptist Fellowship Church in Newton, NC.
A service to celebrate Bob's life will be held at New Life Baptist Fellowship Church, 1854 Shady Lane, Newton, NC on August 08, 2020. The Reverend Jeff Kautz and Reverend Fred Thompson will officiate. The family will receive friends from 11:00 am to 11:30 am with services beginning at 11:30 am. Inurnment will be in the Caldwell / Ray Memorial Gardens in Clyde, NC at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.jenkinsfuneralhome.net. The Howery family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton 828-464-1555.
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