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Memorial Service

Pocket Presbyterian Church
Wednesday April 7th, 2021

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Robert Howington

Robert Warren Howington Sr., 87, died Sunday, April 4, 2021 at Moore Regional after a short illness. Bob was born March 6, 1934, to William and Erma Howington in Wake Co., NC. He served in the military for 21 years and spent 13 months as a medic in Viet Nam where he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, the Combat Medic Award, and a Purple Heart. Retired from the Army, he earned his LPN and continued his nursing career at Southern Wake Hospital in Fuquay-Varina. He later “retired” to become a gentleman farmer, golfer, woodworker, and fisherman in Sanford. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, and a sister. He is survived by Zelda, his beloved wife of 44 years, of Sanford and his sister, Phyllis Hobgood (Milton) of Cary. He is also survived by his children Bobby (Gail), Mike, Rick (Michelle), Tommy, Patty Scepurek (Dan), and Robin Johnson (David); stepchildren Susan Trent (Steve Ferrara), Janet Trent (Dargan Moore), Chip Trent (Valerie Patras), and Scott Trent (Kathie Cheng); 23 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Bob received an Honorary Life Membership at Pocket Church in Sanford where his memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 7 at 11:00 a.m. Memorials may be made to Pocket Church (669 Pocket Church Rd, Sanford, NC 27330) or Euphronia Presbyterian Church (169 Euphronia Church Rd, Sanford, NC 27330).

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Zelda and family...I am so sorry for your loss. I know this is a difficult time for you all. May your best memories and knowing others care, bring you some comfort in these times. I certainly enjoyed working with Bob through Cooperative Extension and the Farmers Market. He loved to work in the garden and took much pride in the vegetables he produced.

Susan Condlin Apr 15 2021 12:00 AM

Zelda and family, I am so sorry to learn of Bob's passing. May the Lord grant you the peace, strength and comfort you need at this difficult time.I'd only known Bob for a couple of years but I came to know him as a generous person always wanting to share the produce from his garden, he could raise some good tomatoes.I truly enjoyed the times several others and I would gather there and make music and sing bluegrass, country and gospel and listen to Bob pick a tune on his guitar.I will miss him.

Wesley E. Godfrey, (Eddie) Apr 7 2021 12:00 AM

To the Howington Family,You are in our thoughts and prayers today. Bob was a true gentleman and made others around him and this world a better place. The loving kindness he showed to my parents was incredible and I can imagine that his influence was felt in countless lives in Sanford and beyond. A man of many gifts and talents but none greater than a heart for God, family, friends, community and this country. Peace of Christ to you all.

Chan Bryant Apr 7 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Howington

Glenda Howington Taylor Apr 6 2021 12:00 AM