American Veteran 01

Joseph Earl Howard

January 11, 1948 ~ March 24, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old
Obituary Image

Joseph Howard Obituary

Joseph Earl Howard, age 76, of Vass, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2024, at FirstHealth Hospice House, with his daughters by his side.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2024, at Cox Memorial Funeral Home Chapel from 2 until 4 Military Honors will follow.

Joseph was born in Duplin County, North Carolina on January 11, 1948, to the late John Wesley and Sarah Turner Howard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sherry Gail Pilgrim, brothers, Johnny Ray Howard and Spacey Howard, sister, Helen Faulkner.

Joseph proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a loving father, uncle, grandfather and friend and will be greatly missed.

He leaves behind his daughters, Terri Howard of Sanford and Lynette Parks of Rockingham; grandchildren, Braxton Artis, Braylee Howard, Trey Parks; great-grandchildren, Aubrie Parks and Lilly Parks; sister, Sylvia Fowler of Greensboro.

Condolences may be sent to

Cox Memorial..."Serving GOD, by serving families in a time of need."

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Joseph Earl Howard, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Joseph Earl Howard?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Joseph's memory.


April 4, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cox Memorial Funeral Home
4888 US Hwy 1
Vass, NC 28394


© 2024 Cox Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility