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Robert Howard

May 30, 1931 ~ February 21, 2019 (age 87)

Robert Howard, age 87, of Douglas, Georgia passed away on Thursday February 21, 2019 at Coffee Regional Medical Center. Mr. Howard was born on May 10, 1931 in Orlando, Florida the son of the late Robert and Ethel Howard.

Mr. Howard was a retired Lieutenant with the Florida DOT after thirty five years and was a member of Reedy Branch Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by four sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Howard of Douglas, GA; three daughters, Jodie Lynn Thomas (Eddie) of Orlando, FL, Vicki Burks of St. Augustine, FL and Cindy Diane Richardson of Interlachen, FL; son, Autrey Dewayne Richardson (Diana) of Douglas, GA; nine grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday February 25, 2019 at 11:00am at Sims Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Cliff Kirkland and Rev. Den Weniger officiating. Interment will follow at Reedy Branch Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6pm until 9pm at Sims Funeral Home.

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Sims Funeral Home, Douglas, GA is in charge of arrangements.  

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