James Phillip Howard, Jr.
January 25, 1936 - October 21, 2017

James Phillip Howard, Jr. age 81, of Pascagoula passed away on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was an active member of Arlington Baptist Church in Pascagoula.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr & Mrs James P. Howard Sr., two sisters, Jean Eure and Karol Trawick.

Mr. Howard is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Martha Hollaway Howard; Three Daughters, Judi (Dan) Forrester of Bham, Sharon (Johnny) Nations, Pascagoula, Pamela (Tony) Broome, Pascagoula; brother, Joe (Phyllis) Howard, Wade MS; brother-in-law, Tommy (Judi) Trawick, Pascagoula; 7 Grandchildren: Ashley (Kevin) Piazza, Bham, Johnny Knight, Bham, Jeffrey Nations, Andy (Maggi) Nations, Brittney Broome, Robby (Muffy) Broome, Kellie Broome, all of Pascagoula; 5 Great Grandchildren: Lexie Sadler, Pascagoula, Colby Thacker, BhamTrey Broome, Emily Nations, Asher Broome, all of Pascagoula; Many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a loving church family.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, 9:00-11:00am, at O"Bryant-O"Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula. Funeral service will follow at 11:00am in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Michael Wilkinson and Rev. Ben Carlisle officiating. Interment will be at Machpelah Cemetery in Pascagoula. Active Pallbearers: Johnny Knight, Jeffrey Nations, Andy Nations, Robby Broome, Kevin Piazza, and Randy Stockfleth. Honorary Pallbearers: Wayne Howard, Lexie Sadler, Colby Thacker, Trey Broome, Emily Grace Nations, and Asher Broome.

The family would like to thank Dr John DeGroote and his office staff for the many years of excellent care and more recently to Dr Edgar Hull, Rhonda and Amanda with Hospice of Light In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to his church, Arlington Baptist Church. You may send condolences or share a memory for his family at