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Howard Woodard

April 11, 1941 — January 17, 2023

Howard Woodard 81 went home to be with Our Heavenly Father On January 17 2023. He was a long time resident of Harrison Tn. Howard was born April 11 1941 and raised in Keokee, Virginia. Hiking, Fishing and enjoying creation were some of his favorite things to do but His Most Favorite was being a Papaw. He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia Hope Cathey of Manchester Tn. Mother Chaney M. Penley Father William A. Woodard both of Keokee. Brothers Harold E. (Garnetta), Guy (Bea), Victor, Kennie (Sylvia), and Robert. Sisters Vera (Bill) Robbins, Zola, and Virginia known as Sally (Jim) Adams.

Survivors include 1 Sister Christine (Ernie) Gomez of Taylor Michigan. Son Wayne Woodard and Daughter Angie (Bob) Howard of Harrison Tn. Nine Grandchildren: Chasity (Corey) Snider of Trion Ga., Brandy (Richard) Waits of Ooltewah Tn., Johnny (Katie) Woodard of Delano, Tn., Candy (Chase) Overby of Ooltewah Tn., Shane (Katie) Howard of Lafayette Ga., Bret Howard of Lafayette Ga., Katy (Casey) Heatherly of Ringgold Ga., Chanigail (Anthony) Trotter of Soddy Daisy Tn., Kyle Howard of Harrison Tn. and 28 Great grandchildren and many others that he loved and held in his heart. Survivors also include many other family members including his loving nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Sunday January 22 from 5-9 at Companion Funeral Home 2415 Georgetown Rd. NW Cleveland Tn In Lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to be made in his honor to the Children's Advocacy Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Howard or your condolences with his family at his online memorial located at

Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, January 22, 2023

5:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service - Cleveland Chapel

2415 Georgetown Road Northwest, Cleveland, TN 37311

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