Arthur William Howard, age 76, of Homer, Georgia passed away peacefully into the presence of Jesus on Friday, May 31, 2024.

Mr. Howard was born on October 28, 1947 in Live Oak, FL to the late Roland Wilson Howard and Rachel Warner Howard. While attending Berry College, Arthur met the love of his life, Peggy, in 1966. Their love story blossomed, and three years later, they were married on June 14, 1969. Their union was a testament to enduring love, filled with shared dreams, cherished memories, and their three wonderful sons, Ronald, Raymond and Richard. Following his college years, Arthur dedicated over 50 years of his life to serving as a minister in the Church of Christ. His ministry was marked by compassion, wisdom, and a deep commitment to his congregation, offering guidance and support to countless individuals and families. In addition to his ministerial work, Arthur was a highly skilled craftsman. His expertise as a cabinet maker and installer was well-known, serving many families within the community. Arthur will be forever remembered by his family as the perfect husband, an amazing father, and a wonderful grandfather, affectionately known as “Papa.”

Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Peggy Jean Brown Howard, of Homer; son, Ronald Howard, of Athens; son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Rachel Howard, of Coco Beach, FL; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Jessica Howard, of Cornelia; grandchildren, Christopher Howard, Nicholas Howard, Gabriel Howard, Molly Howard; sisters, Joan Howard, of Live Oak, FL; Jean Hurst, of Live Oak, FL; Joy Holmes, of Tallahassee, FL; brother, Wayne Howard, of Gainesville, FL; and four nieces and four nephews.

Funeral Services will held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 2024 at the Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel with Pastor Martin Davis and Pastor Scott Bishop officiating. Interment will follow in the Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 2024 at the funeral home.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel at 1370 Industrial Boulevard, Baldwin, Georgia 30511. Telephone: 706-778-7123.