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 07, 2020
    Betty Thames says:
    Judy I'm so sorry for your loss. PRAYING for you and the family.

  • June 09, 2020
    Trina Allen says:
    Sorry for y’all loss of Mr. Howard I have knew this family for many many years. I loved coming into the seafood market seeing them and was so hurt when they passed it on. My oldest daughter’s grandfather was one of his workers, everyone knew JR soon as they enter the door. I would see them all the time when our girls was in the same class. Rest on Mr. Howard you may now take your rest

  • June 10, 2020
    Anne lineberry says:
    My thoughts and prayers to the entire Howard family, especially my girl...Kayla Howard. Wayne loved that girl! I have very fond memories of him as a great parent at Bradley Creek School. He was always very kind to me. We had many talks and he was a parent I always really admired.

  • June 10, 2020
    K'wanna says:
    RIH Mr. Howard.