- 72 years old
- Date of birth: Mar 20, 1942
- Date of passing: Dec 17, 2014
|Let the memory of Kelly be with us forever|
Kelway “Kelly” Louie Howard, 72, a longtime resident of Granville County, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at his home. He was the son of the late Kelway Louie and Wilma Fleming Howard. He served the City of Oxford as Finance Director for 24 years. He was a member of Oxford Baptist Church , an amateur Ham Radio operator and an avid sportsman.
He is survived by his son, Kelway “Tre’ “Howard III and wife Sherri Ivey Howard of Greensboro, his granddaughter Cameron Leigh Howard of Greensboro, a longtime companion, Sharon Berry of Raleigh, and many other extended family.
The memorial service will be conducted Friday, December 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Oxford Baptist Church in Oxford, NC.
A reception will be held following the memorial service in the Family Life Center of Oxford Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Oxford Baptist Church, PO Box 398, Oxford, NC 27565.
"Kelly's years as a counselor at Camp Sky Ranch for children with disabilities shows the kind of person he was. He will be remembered by all campers and counselors."
"Kelly was a joy and an inspiration. All of us at Cactus Match League who shared his passion for the shooting sports send our prayers and best wishes to his family and friends. His support and help offered freely were invaluable in helping us with our competitive programs. All of the good times will always be cherished. A good friend has left the range."
"Kelly and I were friends for only a brief while.. I wish I had known him longer. We became friends when he became a amateur radio operator. We enjoyed each other's company in person and by radio. I will miss him. Due to my wife being in the hospital I won't be able to be at the funeral in person but I will be there in spirit. PS I learned of his death only 25 minuets ago. It is now 8:25pm. THU. KF4LGA Merrill"
"Kelly has been a longtime friend of myself and our family. It all started in Durham where we met through a mutual friend, John Royall. Well, we hunted together at my hometown farm in Pender County with John ,Joe Sears, and Johnny Anderson. Great times with all of them and also my Dad loved for us to come down.
Well, how about going 4 wheeling and getting buried in the mud. Kelly had a Blazer with a winch and we always needed enough chain to reach a tree somewhere.
Then, going camping with Kelly, Tre and his Mom at Kerr lake even when it snowed. My three boys became friends with Tre and realized how honest and smart Kelly was with numbers, computers and almost anything.
Linda and I will carry so many memories of Kelly forever and know he is in heaven . Hopefully when our time is called, we can reunite with him .
Once a friend, always a friend and Kelly was always there if needed.
Louis, Linda, Ken, Greg and Chuck Leimone"
"I only had the privilege of knowing Kelly for a few short years, however now it seems like a lifetime.
I was asked to contact Kelly about ham radio. When we paid him Visit at his now familiar broad street home for the first time Kelly informed me that becoming a ham radio operator was one of the things on his bucket list. Well that’s all it took to start a lasting friendship and many visits to follow.
I continued to visit Kelly on a weekly basis tutoring him to take his ham radio exam. His passed his exam and spread his good cheer via the airways from that day forward with many in the area and lands far away.
Every time I made a visit to help him on one of his radio projects I always came away much more then I left behind. Each visit there was always someone new to meet or a life lesson from one of his many tails from the Past.
And OH I always had to stay for lunch !
God continue to bless you Kelly , you will be truly missed by me and others on the radio."
"Kelway was my neighbor on Broad Street growing up in the 50's & 60's. He was such a wonderful role model. His dad taught me in Sunday School. I will always remember being able to go into their yard at anytime to pick & eat grapes off their vines. RIP Kelway, til we meet again!! Ben Currin"
"You didn’t have to be around Kelly long to realize he was a man of intelligence. His knowledge of computers always fascinated me. I can remember sitting in Tax Collection Certification classes with him at the Institute of Government in Chapel Hill. These were the PRE/Early computer days for the City of Oxford and County of Granville. If an opportunity presented itself, Kelly was quick to become engrossed in some computer manual he just happened to have at hand."
"Kelly, you will always be dearly loved and appreciated!
Again thank you for all your assistance in making the Oxford High School Class of 1960 first reunion highly successful!
Immense gratitude and appreciation for keeping me informed of fellow classmates death dates. Without you, I do not know who will help us keep the information up to date.
I will always remember attempting to walk home before Hurricane Hazel hit and your dad opening his store door to pull me inside. However, the wind blew the door against him and knocked him down. By the time he got up, he could no longer see me because of the heavy rain and wind..
I made it all the way to the Oxford Hotel. Pat Leveque Oakley's parents took care of me until the hurricane passed and eventually they were able to contact my parents.
Again, Kelly, I will miss you, your smile and unfailing support!!
May God continue to bless you and keep you in His care!"
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