May 28, 1933 ~ February 27, 2022

Born in: Lenoir, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Daniel Lee Howard, 88, of Asheville, passed away at his home on Sunday, February 27, 2022.

A native of Lenoir, NC, he was a son of the late General Lee Howard and Florence Lanning Howard. He was also preceded in death by siblings, Irene Owenby, Marie Keever, Paul Howard, Esley Howard, Jewel Butler and Agnes Vinson.

Daniel a proud veteran of the US Army and was a self-employed paint contractor. He was a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church. Daniel was a true family man and loved spending time at the lake.

He is survived by his wife Melba Wooten Baker Howard; four children, Gary Howard (his wife Judy), Danny Howard (his wife Sheila), Tim Howard (his wife Kim) and Amos Howard; stepchildren, Roger Baker (his wife Kim) and Diana Parker (her husband Dana); grandchildren, Johnny Howard (his wife Jessica), Angie Howard, Josh Howard (his wife Shandi), Sarah Hudson (her husband Josh), Adam Howard (his wife Ashley), Caleb Howard, Haley Anderson (her husband Timothy), Tyler Howard (his wife Emily), Amanda Scheuerman, Eric Parker and Leah Raines; great-grandchildren, Austin Howard, Owen Howard, Troy Howard, Wyatt Howard, Henry Howard, Lucas Howard, Brayden Hudson, Leila Hudson, Dawson Anderson, Allie Marie (on the way), Kennedy Howard, August Raines and Addison Scheuerman; sister, Lillian Cox, as well as several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, March 3 at Chapel Hill Baptist Church with Pastor Willard Pruitt officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery and his family will receive friends at the church on Thursday from 1:00 until 2:00 PM.

Flowers are appreciated, but for those who choose, memorial donations may be made to Chapel Hill Baptist Church, 9 Chapel Hill Church Road, Asheville, NC 28803.

Groce Funeral Home’s Lake Julian team is assisting the family.


Funeral Service: March 3, 2022 2:00 pm

Chapel Hill Baptist Church
9 Chapel Hill Road
Asheville, NC 28803


Visitation: March 3, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Chapel Hill Baptist Church
9 Chapel Hill Road
Asheville, NC 28803



Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
9 Chapel Hill Road
Asheville, NC 28803

828 684-0159

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  1. No words, no matter how tender‚ can touch what you’re feeling inside. No one can soften the sorrow deep down where your heartaches reside. Still, we are thinking about you and hoping it helps in some way simply to know that we care about you and share in your sadness today.

    Love and prayers,
    Lyle & Tina M. Wilcox
    John 14:1-3

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with the Howard family. God be with all of you to comfort you through this time of sorrow. Love to you all.

    Kathy (Brooks) Parker

  3. We are praying for you all. May God comfort your hearts and hold you close. We love you! Darrell and Renee Hoffman; Diane Hoffman.


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