Obituary of Morgan Howard
Morgan David Howard, 72 of Lynchburg (Boonsboro) died on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at Lynchburg General Hospital after an extended illness. Born October 11, 1946 he was the son of Warren David Howard and Lorraine Dance Howard. He was predeceased by his parents and first wife, Marjorie Ellen Proffitt Howard.
He is survived by his wife, Becky Bane Howard of Boonsboro; brothers, R. Leon Howard (Linda) of Forest and Douglas W. Howard (Patricia) of Amherst; sister, Deborah H. Hunt (Mike) of Madison Heights; nephews Tyler Hunt and Cameron Hunt, R. Leon “Lee” Howard (Tracy) and their sons, Logan and Trevor and niece Jennifer H. Betchel (Jeffrey) and their daughters, Alexis and Autumn.
David was a long time resident of Boonsboro, a graduate of E.C. Glass High School (’65) and Lynchburg College (‘77 B.A. and ’82 M. Ed) He was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving his country during the Viet Nam War as a medic. He was an educator for 35 years at Central Virginia Training Center, Lynchburg City Schools and Nelson County Schools as a teacher of special needs students.
David’s long time interest in family genealogy lead him to memberships in the Garland-Rodes Camp -Sons of Confederate Veterans, Fincastle Resolutions Chapter - Sons of American Revolution, Virginia Society -Sons of the War of 1812, and the Jamestowne Society.
David was an active member of Masonic Lodges – Marshall Lodge #39, Chamblissburg #179, and Forest # 245 A.F. & A.M. and served as Masonic Home Ambassador for the 24th District for many years. He was a member of Kazim Shriners, Lynchburg Scottish Rite, and Amherst Chapter - Order of the Eastern Star.
He was a long time member of Rivermont Avenue Baptist Church serving as deacon and presently a member of Peakland Baptist Church, Lynchburg.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, October 27th at 11:00 AM at Peakland Baptist Church, Lynchburg, with Dr. Martha Dixon Kearse officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at a later date at Fort Hill Memorial Park, Lynchburg, VA.
Memorial donations may be made in his memory to a charity of your choice.
Diuguid Funeral Service & Crematory– Wiggington Road is assisting the family.