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Bryant Thomas Howard

Bryant Thomas Howard
  • July 16, 1993 - October 24, 2018
  • Connelly Springs, North Carolina

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“I miss you more now then I ever thought I could, my life is incomplete without you son!!! ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Kathryn Johnson - NC - Mother

“Dear Lord I pray you touch this family's hearts and help bring them piece of mind help guide them them in days to come help them stay strong for this...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Leslie McGee - Lenoir, NC

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“There will never be a day that I will not miss my big brother and best friend. I love you B and always will <3 ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Megan Swaim - Kailua, HI - Sister

“You were my greatest accomplishment in life & not a day will go by that I won't remember you my son!!! Ride all you want now son and watch over your...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Kathryn Johnson - NC - Mother

“So sorry for your loss Stephanie and to the rest of the family. Prayers for comfort in this time of need for the whole family. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Michelle Pate - Gastonia, NC

“Hugs and Prayers for comfort, so very sorry for your loss. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Christine Gantt-Price - Hickory, NC

“We are so sorry for your loss . May he rest in peace and god bless you all . ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Anna & Sterling Slone - Bypro, KY

“Anna & Sterling ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Slone - Bypro, KY - Friend

“The first time I met Bryant Was at my home. He was with my son Caleb. He was very young and strong willed. Since that time he has grown to be a...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Deborah Motley - Hickory, NC

It is with great sadness, that the family of Bryant Thomas "Cowboy" Howard, announces his passing at the age of 25 years, on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.
Bryant was born on July 16, 1993 in Catawba County to Charles Timothy Howard and Kathryn Lineberry Johnson. He was currently employed in the lawn care industry. Bryant was a loving father, son and friend to all who knew and loved him. He loved working with horses and taming them, riding around and working on his Jeep, and was always working hard to provide and care for his children and family.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Charles Edward Howard.
Survivors include is his fiancé, Stefanie Shiflet, his children, Kyleigh, Coltan, Tatum and Lillie, his mother, Kathryn Johnson and husband Mike, his father Charles Howard and wife Nancy, and three sisters, Brandi Howard, Megan Swaim and Michaela Hand and step siblings, Tara and Isaac High.. Also surviving are his maternal grandparents, Kathy Watson(Johnny Brank), Garry Lineberry and Thomas Young, and paternal grandmother, Joyce Brown, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, extended family, step parents. dear friends and his partner in crime, Jackie Cunningham.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service, with Rev. Scott Evans officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Valdese.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the fund opened for his children, to assist with their care, and sent to P.O. Box 291, Hudson, NC 28638 c/o Kathryn Johnson.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the Howard family.