Carl R. Howard age 81 of Lebanon died February 3, 2015. A native of Wilson County, he was the son of the late Sidney Ewing Howard and Ethel Parker Howard. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, the Lebanon Masonic Lodge # 98 F & AM, A York Rite Mason, Grand Officer of the Grand Lodge of TN 2009. He was a member of National Camping Travelers. He retired from the road building and excavating business. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Jean Bundy Howard; daughter, Pam Crutcher; two brothers: Robert K. and Melvin Howard; two sisters: Gladys Barnett and Earline Bucy.
Survived by grandchildren: Paul (Nikki) Wright, Carla Taylor; brother, Larry Howard; devoted friend, Joyce Allen.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 5, 2015, at 1 p.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Shelby officiating. Interment – Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Honorary Pallbearers: Middle TN Camping Travelers Club. Active Pallbearers: Paul Wright, Jeff, Wayne, Scotty, Dewayne Howard, Sam Crutcher. Visitation Wednesday 3-7 p.m. and Thursday after 11 a.m. Masonic Chapel Service 7 p.m. Wednesday.