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Benjamin Samuel Howard
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Benjamin Samuel Howard, age 82, passed away from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Friday, November 10, 2017. He was born October 31, 1935 to Lillian Saunders Spilman Howard and Frank Catlett Howard. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Lewis Spilman Howard. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Rebecca Miller Howard; children, Dr. Susan Howard Willis (James Richard Willis), and Dr. Peter Benjamin Howard (Virginia Irene Howard); grandchildren, Melissa Marie Willis, Benjamin Knox Howard, and Nicholas Everett Howard; brother, Frank Catlett Howard, Jr; and several nieces and nephews. Ben was a member of Second Presbyterian Church and Rockwood United Methodist Church. He graduated from West High School and served in the US Army from 1956-1958 as well as the US Army Reserve from 1958-1962. He received both a BA and MA degree from the University of Tennessee and a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Georgia in 1972. He was a Professor of German and English at Roane State Community College for many years where he loved teaching the Honors Classes. He was also a regular member of the Rockwood Library Board. After retirement, the family moved back to Farragut where he spent his time reading books, working cross-word puzzles and walking regularly in Bob Leonard Park. Family will receive friends from 3-5pm on Friday, November 24 at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel followed by a celebration of life service with Dr. Peter Howard, son, and Rev. Richard Miller, brother-in-law, officiating. Military honors will be conferred by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Roane State Community College Library, 276 Patton Lane, Harriman, TN 37748. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Howard family. www.clickfh.com


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Friday

24

Nov

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel

11915 Kingston Pike
Farragut, TN 37934

Service

Friday

24

Nov

5:00 PM
Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel

11915 Kingston Pike
Farragut, TN 37934

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