Bobby Howard

Bobby Joe Howard

Friday, March 29th, 1940 - Monday, July 22nd, 2019
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Rev. Bobby Joe Howard, age 79, of Brevard went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 22, 2019.

He was the son of the late Raymond Howard and Omie Carson Smith. He was preceded in death by one son, Kenny Howard, one daughter, Vicki Howard, two brothers, Levi Howard and Ernest Smith and one sister, Gladys Trantham.

Pastor Bobby loved the Lord and people. He had a radio broadcast in the Western North Carolina area for 52 years preaching the gospel of Jesus. Pastor Bobby also owned and operated a ceramic tile business in Brevard.

Survivors include step mom, Jessie Howard of Bryson City, one son, Gary Howard of Brevard, five brothers, Charles Howard and his wife Sandy of Mount Holly, Ed Smith and his wife Lois of Asheville, Jack Smith of Asheville, Eugene and Dennis Howard of Bryson City, four sisters, Marcia Hollifield of Robbinsville, Linda Lowe and Judy Blevins of Bryson City, Linda Smith of Asheville, many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to WGCR, 3232 Hendersonville Hwy, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768.

Funeral Services will be held 2pm, Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Moody-Connolly Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Barton officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service in Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory.

Online condolences may be left at

Moody-Connolly Funeral Home, 181 S. Caldwell Street, Brevard, NC 28712.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 25th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Thursday, July 25th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Moody-Connolly Funeral Home
    181 South Caldwell Street
    BREVARD, NC 28712
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, July 25th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, July 25th, 2019 2:00pm
    Moody-Connolly Funeral Home
    181 South Caldwell Street
    BREVARD, NC 28712
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Randy Barton
  • Interment

    Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory
    994 Hendersonville Hwy.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Margie Osteen Marshall

Posted at 05:18am
I grew up knowing Bro Bobby and going with my daddy, Rev. Fred L Osteen, Sr., to church services, singings and radio broadcasts to sing!
Bro Bobby was Always There — Always Serving The LORD!!! That’s what he loved to do! You couldn’t be around him and not figure that out! My daddy had a broadcast after Bro Bobby’s on Sunday afternoon on WGCR and they often would sit in on each other’s broadcast times to encourage each other! I appreciate a man of GOD that will do that! He was truly genuine!
Praise GOD! He is resting from his labor today — basking in the presence of our LORD and KING!

Ophelia Ashe

Posted at 12:31pm
So sorry to hear of Bobby's passing. We have a lot of good memories from being in singing services and
sharing special times with Bro. Bobby. He will be missed.

Grady And Ophelia Ashe

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Donna Breedlove

Posted at 08:33pm
So sorry to hear this. Bobby was a good man who loved the Lord. He preached my Mother's funeral and would visit her at the Oaks. He was so good and had many prayers with my family. He will be missed and my prayers go out to his family.

Shirley Payne Hyde

Posted at 02:12pm
Bobby was a wonderful soul! When he saw you in public, his face would light up with the biggest smile. He spoke at my brother Harold ‘s service. Such an honor to hear him express his love for Harold and our family.
My condolences to Bobby’s family.
Rest In Peace Bobby. 💔

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