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Kenneth Ray Howard

September 28, 1954 — January 10, 2023

Durham – Kenneth Ray Howard, age 68, died at his home on January 10, 2023.

He was born on September 28, 1954 to the late Ray Isaac Howard and Christine

Morgan Howard.


Ken worked for Mid Atlantic Stihl transferring with the company to Conway,

SC. He later went to work for Nova Lighting in Myrtle Beach, SC until retiring

and moving back to Durham. Ken was involved in many organizations and

fund raisers but the organization he loved the most was the National Wild

Turkey Federation. He was elected to the board spending many years giving

back to the community. Ken was an outdoors man, he loved to hunt but he

really loved fishing. He lived life to the fullest, full throttle each and every

day, enjoying family, friends, and music. Ken loved spending time with

friends, lifelong friends that were like family and he would do anything for

them. Ken was a loving, caring friend and he loved his family.


Kenneth Ray Howard is survived by a sister Brenda L. Howard of Mebane, a

niece Hope W. Collins (Cory) of Mebane, a nephew Morgan H. Williamson

(Jaime) of Elon, two great nieces Caitlin and Gracie of Mebane, a great great niece

Bethany Lee of Mebane, an uncle Dan W. Howard (Becky) the last of 7 brothers

still living and many lifelong friends. Kenneth Ray Howard was preceded in

death by his parents Ray Isaac Howard and Christine Morgan Howard and a

great nephew Cory Glenn Collins, Jr.


A memorial service and gathering will be on February 4th from 11:00 – 1:00 at

Yates Baptist Church in the Parlor Room.


The Howard family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online

condolences: www.hallwynne.com – select obituaries

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