Richard Preston (Rick) Howard, 65, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, formerly of Athens, passed away December 20, 2017. He was born August 13, 1952 in Athens. He was a 1970 graduate of Malakoff High School and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He is preceded in death by his parents: Nolen and Betty Howard; his daughter, Rayne Michelle Gould-McCauley; and his brothers, James Owen (Jimmy) Howard and William Glenn (Billy ) Howard. He is survived by his brothers; Thomas Howard of Longview, and Walt Howard of Athens, his sister, Betty Woodard of Athens; and numerous nieces and nephews. No organized service is scheduled.
Published on December 28, 2017