On Christmas day, James E. Howard, Jr. left us for an easier place just 8 days before his 88th birthday.
Missed by all are his loving wife LaVerne of 41 years; son James E. Howard, III; daughter Pamala (deceased); son Marc; daughter Katherine; and son Paul.
Jim was born in Cleveland, OH on January 2, 1931, where he lived with his parents and two brothers who are deceased.
In 1951 he joined the U.S. Navy serving 4 years during the Korean War. He married and moved to New Jersey where he lived until moving to Phoenix, AZ in 1976. For 30 years Jim was a Regional Sales Manager for the Auto Parts Replacement Division of TRW, retiring in 1993. He then joined SCORE, the small business organization where he enjoyed working for many years.
Being from Cleveland, he was a faithful Cleveland Browns fan – win or lose. Jim enjoyed driving, and he and LaVerne drove many miles around America and were able to take many ocean cruises to other countries. – God Speed.
Visitation is from 4:00-7:00pm Thursday January 3, 2019 at Hansen Chapel, 8314 N. 7th St., Phoenix 85020. Funeral service is at 12:00pm Friday January 4, 2019 at Hansen Chapel, followed by burial at 2:00pm at Hansen Desert Hills Memorial Park, 6500 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale 85254. Visit https://www.hansenmortuary.com for condolences.Print Obituary & Condolences