May 2, 1943 ~ September 28, 2010

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

HOWARD TREADWAY ASHEVILLE – Howard Treadway, 67, of McKinnish Cove Rd., died Tuesday, September 28, 2010, at Asheville Health Care Center. A native of Buncombe Co., Mr. Treadway was a son of Roxie Riddle Treadway of Asheville and the late Charlie Treadway. He was a livestock auctioneer, and also raised, trained, and showed horses. He was a member of the NC Auctioneer Board, National Paint Horse Association, and the American Quarter Horse Association. In addition to his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Tina Shugart; grandson James Shugart; sisters, Kathleen Gregg and her husband, Frank, of Leicester, and Hazel Kilby and her husband, Larry, of Asheville; brothers Ernie Treadway and his wife, Kay, of Liberty, SC, and Ken Treadway and his wife, Pam, of Laurens, SC; special friend Gayna Edmonds and family; special friend that he considered like a son, Brendon McMahan; and 18 nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday in the Patton Avenue Chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Collins officiating. Entombment will follow at Pisgah View Memorial Park. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Flowers are welcomed or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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  1. I will truly miss Howard. He was a very sweet man that I had just got the privelege of meeting. I had planned on going to see him sing at Asheville HCC, but now he is singing in Heaven. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. He will truly be missed

  2. Howard will surely be missed by all friends and family. He was a friend and everyone that had the opportunity to meet him received a blessing and a heart-felt ‘Hello’, along with a friendly smile. Upon getting to be with him in his last days (Cindy’s brother in Asheville Health care also), he did speak quite a bit about his God. We will see him in Heaven , as this is not a ‘good-bye:, but a ‘See you later.’ Our condolences go out to Howard’s family and friends.

  3. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Howard. Although it has been many years since we have last seen him we have many memories of Howard from years past through the horse business. It is our prayer that he is a peace and in the presence of God.

  4. I Am With You Still

    I give you this one thought to keep
    I am with you still–do not weep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush.
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not think of me as gone–
    I am with you still–in each new dawn.

    Carry this with you every day and as you this of the loved one you have lost take comfort when you think of this poem. I hope it help you get through each day.

    May God Bless You,

    Debbie Chambers

  5. We would like to take a moment and pass on our blessing for being able to have met and knew Howard. Our dad introduced us all to the kindness of the whole Treadway family years ago and it has been a blessing to us all. Howard has always been a great friend to our family and will continue to be a blessing to everyone he comes in contact with. Our prayers go out to all of you. We loved him very much.

  6. We met Howard due to Danny working at Asheville Health Care. He was always a blessing and encouraged everyone he met. He will be missed but now he is singing in heaven.

  7. I will always remember Howard Treadway for the kindness and wisdom that he unselfishly shared with a nineteen year old kid who was shoeing horses to feed his family. The entire Treadway family will always be special to me. My thoughts & prayers are with them.

  8. To the whole Treadway family-Mine and Rick’s thoughts and prayers are with you all. We know what the family is going thru because Momma(Dottie) passed away last Wednesday Sept 22nd. All the memories we have of all the years of being around all the Treadways. Daddy (Herman) and Ken and Howard were special friends and horse trading buddies. Each one ready to help the other one at any time. Sorry we will not be able to be with the family but our thoughts are with you.

  9. Our prayers go out to everyone who knew Howard,jesus has gotten one of the best cowboys and auctioneers thats ever been around Howard was an amazing man who worked hard he could take a penny and turn 100.00 dollars on it he knew his animals and he was one of the best auctioneers ive ever known he made people laugh and was a freind if you needed him he is going to be missed greatly..(jesus you got it made now you have another cowboy in heaven there is going to be horse trading in heaven now with Howard and Scotty Cochran two of the best traders)we will see you both at heavens horse auction one day….BONEY AND TERESA SUMMEY

  10. I will always remember Howard as a true and respectable friend to all my family, I went to see him at Asheville Health Care He had such a good, cheerful, attitude he cheered me up, at Tims funeral too so kind and careing.He was ready to see Jesus. Ms Ann and all Lunsford family. God Bless

  11. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Howard. We have many fond memories of Howard from years past. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

    Terresa and Tammy Lunsford

  12. kathlene, hazel,ken and ernie,
    i am so sorry for the lost of your brother howard, we grew up as a family and i am surley going to miss him, my heart and my prayers are with you, and i love all of you
    as my family,
    sondra chambers jarvis

  13. We Cherished Howards Friendship For Many Years He Will Surely Be Missed.May God Comfort His Family & Give You All Peace.Blessings & Prayers Are Going Up For You.

  14. My dad, Charles ‘Tommy’ Galloway knew Howard for several years and used to attend his horse sales and we bought my first horse from Howard a few years ago. My mother (Paula) and I send out condolences to his family and friends.

  15. We had the honor of taking care of Howard during the last few months of his life. He always had a smile and was such a pleasure to be around. God how we’re going to miss his famous ‘hey baby, when you get a chance….’ and the all-nighters sitting around listening to his stories about horses,his grand-son, & the ‘good ‘ole days’. Our hearts go out to all of his friends & family. He will be greatly missed by each and everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

  16. Earnie and Ken, So sorry for the loss of Howard. When I first started going to the horse sale, Howard said to me one evening. ‘Gal, somebody told me you are Clyde Israel’s youngest daughter’… I told him yes, I am. He started telling me a story about my daddy(Clyde) and Jap Johnson taking him on his first wagon train…and what a good time they had. I miss those wagontrain stories Howard used to tell me about, but I KNOW that Howard, Jap and my daddy are having their own wagontrain in Heaven.He used to say ‘HONEY, THOSE WERE THE GOOD’OLE DAYS’. Going to miss Howard, he was special to me.I will See them all someday. To the Treadway family… LIVE YOUR LIFE EVERYDAY, AS IF TOMORROW MAY NEVER COME. God bless you all, and give you comfort that you need. ~~Jolanda Israel~~(daughter of Clyde)

  17. I met Howard several years ago at the horse sale & what an auctioneer. My favorite words to hear him say were ‘Boys she’s broke to death’. But I was fortunate to be his nurse during one of his hospital stays and really learned the great man he was. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts & prayers are with the Treadway family.

  18. I met Howard 25 years ago at a horse sale. His ‘Asheville Horse Sale’ became a social event for many of us and something we all had to do every other Weds. night. Yes, Howard Treadway was the greatest auctioneer of all times but he was also a friend to many as he was to me. He helped me during a couple of the darkest moments of my life. He was there to talk to and I will always remember it. I won’t ever ride a horse in Bent Creek or eat a BBQ Vienna without thinking of him ….

    My condolonces to all of you who loved him; Tina and son, brothers, nieces and nephews, friends, Tracy and Ben, and all of those I may have missed.

  19. We were so saddened to hear of Howard’s passing. We have so many memories of ‘our days’ with all of you! As we all say, ‘those WERE the good ole days.’ He will be missed but we can all have comfort knowing that he is now HOME.
    We love you all and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Sheri and David Webb

  20. I was so saddened to hear of Howard’s passing. My husband, Homer, spent many a day at Treadway’s, and Howard was a dear friend to us both. He was a good, good man, and was always laughing and willing to help anyone who needed it. I pray that the family will find confort in the many wonderful memories I’m sure they have of Howard. God bless you all.

  21. I’m so sorry to hear about Howards passing he was the most generous and kind man that I have ever known if you ever needed anything all you needed to do is ask I spent alot of time there as a teenager and he always treated me as if I was one of his own I will miss him very much.

  22. i dont think i could put in words how much i loved my friend howard we have laughed and had a blast going to horse sells rodeos even the grocery store he was a big part of my life for a very long time i will miss him

  23. I just heard would have been there just didn’t know 256-412-8264 The last time I seen Howard they had a special sale in cleveland tn. in 2001 maybe.I used to have some kind fun at his house I do miss that.lanny

  24. I’m so sorry hear Howard is gone I knew him from the horse sales in Quitman Ga. I always enjoyed being around him wish I had not waited to look him up thought about over the yrs. and just didn’t do it He was a friend to me


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