Russell Wayne Howard

January 5, 1963 - June 3, 2020
Russell Wayne Howard


Wayne Howard 57, lifetime residence of the Seagate Community, Wilmington passed away Wednesday June 3, 2020 at New Hanover Regional Medical Hospital.

Wayne was born in New Hanover County on January 5, 1963 the son of the late Arthur Riley and Patrica Faye Batten Howard. He and his wife owned and operated Howard’s wholesale seafood & Howard’s towing. He was also preceded in death by a brother Danny Ray Howard.

Surviving are his wife of 37 years Judy Gore Howard; son Christopher Howard and wife Stephanie; daughter Kayla Howard; brother Arthur Lee Howard; mother-in-law Hazel Gore; two special aunts Bonnie Batson & Eloise Edwards; four grandchildren Nehemiah Vernon, Aaron Williamson, Fisher and Saylor Howard; one great-granddaughter Ryleigh Vernon; and many cousins survive.

The family will see friends Sunday June 7, 2020 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

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  • June 06, 2020
    Connie Smith Turner says:
    Judy, so sorry for Wayne's passing. I grew up in Seagate. I ran a place called gameroom so we go back along way. May God give you and the rest i of your family the comfort you will need to get by.

  • June 06, 2020
    Marvis (Miss Margaret) Smith says:
    To the family of Russell Wayne Howard: please my most sincere confirm jences for your loss. Wayne will be truly missed.

  • June 06, 2020
    Marvis (Miss Margaret) Smith says:
    Wayne always tried to make the best of any situation.

  • June 07, 2020
    Jaime Potts says:
    Judy I am so sorry to hear about Wayne or as I always just called him Howard. He always watched out for me since the day I met him. Anytime I needed his help he was there. I will miss him.

  • June 07, 2020
    Amy Edwards says:
    Wayne Howard was my cousin and we are all gonna miss him lots..it's still unbelievable that he is gone..but he is home now with his dad mom and brother Danny..I can't pick just one memory so I'll say in this family I/WE HAVE LOTS OF FUN GOOD MEMORIES THAT I WILL CHERISH FOR EVER... Cuz u will and are missed by us all..till we all meet again at the gates of HEAVEN IN JESUS NAME AMEN REST EASY CUZ♥️♥️ FOR YOU ARE HOME❣️