Jonathan Dale Howren

April 14, 1989 - April 10, 2024
Jonathan Dale Howren

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Jonathan Dale Howren, 34, died April 10, 2024, following a prolonged illness.

He is survived by his mother Candice Huygens Howren; his brothers Eric Skyler Howren and Richard Wes Howren; Step-Grandmother Kathy Shipley Huygens; Stepmother Rai Beth Howren; Cousins Ursula Schascle Huygens, Tyler Asbury Huygens, and Vanessa Howren Reid; Uncles John C. Howren, Brian Huygens, and Bobby Finch, as well as other family and friends who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by his father Raymond Scott Howren; Grandparents Eleanor H. Finch, Baxter Herman Finch, Eric John Huygens, Margaret Fountain Howren, John Raymond Howren, Great Grandparents Pearl Mozelle Bailey Hartline and Richard Davis Hartline, and Uncle Bill Hartline.

Dale attended schools in Athens, GA and Salisbury, NC. In Wilmington, NC, he attended Alderman Elementary, Roland Grise Middle, and Hoggard High, as well as Cape Fear Community College.

He loved music and played several instruments; he was also accomplished in drawing/art.

He had a love for travelling, reading, anime, nature, and was an avid student of Shaolin Martial Arts and the holistic practices of Tai Chi, Bagua, and QiGong.

Dale worked various jobs throughout his life, his last as an instructor of Tai Chi.

There will be a private scattering ceremony for immediate family.

In lieu of flowers, in remembrance of Dale, please choose to make a donation to a charity that is close to your heart.

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  • April 19, 2024
    Vanessa Howren Reid says:
    I am so heartbroken about Dale's passing. He was the sweetest soul. I will never forget him as a little one. He was gentle, kind, sensitive, and incredibly sweet. May he rest in peace and be forever loved.

  • April 18, 2024
    Candice Howren says:
    “The higher the bamboo grows, the lower it bows” You are in my heart and soul, my every heartbeat, breath & thought; now and forever. I am so grateful for the privilege of knowing & loving you; I am better for it. Be at peace my angel.

  • April 17, 2024
    Candice Howren posted an image:
    Dale & his brother Skyler
    Dale & his brother Skyler

  • April 17, 2024
    Laura Richards says:
    I’m so sorry for your loss. You’re in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May his memory be a blessing.

  • April 16, 2024
    Shari lit a candle:
    Lit since April 16, 2024 at 4:52:39 PM