S. T. Eugene Howard


S.T. Eugene Howard, 79, of Cleveland, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in a Chattanooga health care facility.

Born in Cleveland, he was the son of the late Callie McBryant Howard and S.T. Howard. He was preceded in death by his sisters: Frances Hopkins, Linda McDaniel, and Belinda Howard; and brothers: John Howard and Raymond Howard.

He was a heavy equipment operator for the city of Cleveland for many years, and he also was a truck driver, hauling cars for more than 10 years. In his younger years, he served as a deacon at Bethel Baptist Church. He more recently was a member of the Southview Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Sybile Howard of Cleveland; children: James Howard (Keturah), Jeromy Howard (Brandy), Anthony Howard (Doris), Tonya Black, Tammy Garrett (Mark), and Rhonda Arms (Scott); grandchildren: Tyler Howard, Jasper Howard, Ashton Howard, Justin Black, Kristy Goodner, Chris Powell, Jeffrey Fain, Joshuah Fain, Cyndel Greene, Allen Garrett, Casey Garrett, Ryan Howard and Aaron Howard; great-grandchildren: Memphis Powell, Knox Goodner, Hanna Black, Robert Black, Bailey Ellis, Malaki Fain, Makayla Howard, Jordan Howard, Macayla Howard, Josiah Howard, Ethan Garrett, Isiah Garrett, Amiera Garrett, Kayden Layne, Cameron Garrett, Bella Pierce, Emberly Howard, Camen Howard, Lexi Howard and Lena Howard; sister, Marcella Romine; brother, Jerry Howard; and several nieces and nephews.

The Remembrance of Life service will be conducted on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, at 1 p.m. at the Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services, Wildwood Chapel, with the Rev. Johnny Smith and the Rev. Rob Works officiating.

Interment will follow in the Candies Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Chris Powell, John Evans, Casey Garrett, Allan Garrett, Ryan Howard, Jeffrey Fain, Tyler Howard and Memphis Howard serving as casket bearers.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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