Eddie Dean Howard

May 11, 1958 - August 29, 2014

05/11/1958 - 08/29/2014

Zirconia, NC

Eddie Dean Howard, 56 of Zirconia died Friday, August 29, 2014 at Asheville Specialty Hospital.

A native of Marietta, SC he was the son of the late R. B. Howard. Eddie lived most of his life in Henderson County and was a logger for many years. He was of the Baptist faith and a former member of the Green River Fire Department.

Eddie is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Missy Howard; a mother, Irene Howard of East Flat Rock; a daughter, Anna Howard Mashburn and her husband Scott of Woodruff, SC; a son, Daniel Howard and his fiancÈ Jessica of Zirconia; two grandsons, Zachary & Landon Mashburn of Woodruff, SC; a brother, Sandy Howard and his wife Rita of East Flat Rock; three sisters, Betty Howard of East Flat Rock, Ginger Bryson and her husband Dwayne of Glennville, NC, and Shawnee Hensley and her husband Jeff of Leicester; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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Sonya Capps
8 years ago

Praying for each of you. He will be greatly missed! May you find strength during these tough times ahead!

James A. Osteen Jr.
8 years ago

One fine man. A friend to all.

Nellie Young
8 years ago

My deepest sympathy and prayers for all the family.

Phyllis Jones Blackwell
8 years ago

I will always remember Eddie Dean’s gentle nature and kind smile. He was a good friend and loved his family. He will be missed.

Wayne and Aline Buckner
8 years ago

You are in our prayers…sending Angels with hugs for you….

Roger & Gretchen Williams
8 years ago

Dear Family,

We were so sorry to hear of Eddie Dean’s death. He was a good man. May God give you His grace and strength for this time.

Debbie Ruff
8 years ago

Sorry of your loss we will be praying for you.


Shawnee Hensley
8 years ago

To my dear brother you have left a big mark on my life. One thing is I want to know more about my Lord. I will miss you so much. But, Glory to God you are walking those streets of Gold. You are not in pain no more. We will remember our times laughing together but I will stroll over Heaven with you and the rest of the family. Looking forward to the day I see you and Daddy again. It’s not goodbye Ill see you in a little while. I love you!!! We will see you soon.

Mitch and Susan Baines
8 years ago

We are remembering you today and praying for the family.

May God Bless you.

Teresa Rollins Ray
8 years ago

Dear Family,

I have known Eddie for 30 years and he never met me without a smile. He had the most amazing disposition and he made people happy by just being himself. I will miss him so much and you can rest knowing that he was much loved, respected and admired.