Robert Clarence Howard, 80, died February 6, 2012. He was the son of the late Clarence Leigh Howard and Helen Mary Reil and lived in Argyle, Wildwood, FL and most recently Glen St. Mary. Mr. Howard was employed by the former Seaboard Air Line Railroad and fire departments in Wildwood, Baldwin and Dinsmore. He served his country in the Army during the Korean War and received the Meritorious Unit Citation, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Medal and Korean Unit Citation.Survivors include his loving wife of 29 years Betty Griffis Howard; daughter Cathy Watson of Wildwood; step-daughters Hazel Ann Finley of Lake City, Maryland (Virgil) Johns of Glen St. Mary and Cathy (Don) Orman; step-sons Kenneth (Dawn) Brannen, William (Diane) Rhoden, David (Darlene) Rhoden, Joseph (Dana) Fenell, Gene (Lisa) Fenell; several grand- and great-grandchildren.
Burial will be at a later date at the Jacksonville National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Haven Hospice, 8301 Cypress Plaza Drive #119, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler was in charge of arrangements.