Charles Howard

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Charles Tom Howard, 65, of Nashville, Tenn., died Nov. 1, 2010.

He was a graduate of Sikeston High School in Sikeston, Mo.; received his mechanical craftsman certification from Draughon's Junior College in Nashville, Tenn; completed CAD Drafting I and II at Nashville Tech; attained the highest rank available in the Boy Scouts of America as an Eagle Scout; served his country in the armed forces as an Army Reservist from 1966 to 1970; recognized as a rifle sharpshooter and was released with an honorable discharge. He enjoyed a successful career as an engineering technician/draftsman and assisted in site planning and layout for Wal-Mart and Kmart corporations, and he assisted with the design and drafting of the water and sewer lines for Percy Priest Lake. He was a gifted musician on many wind instruments and during high school earned multiple trophies for drag racing; later in life he became an avid bowler, pool player and tournament dart player and was named president of the Greater Nashville Darting Association. He enjoyed boating, water skiing and listening to music and had hopes of retiring to Florida.

He was preceded in death by parents, Clarence Tom and Helen Arnold Howard.

He is survived by daughter Tracy Howard (John) Snow of Thompson's Station, Tenn.; grandchildren, Grace, Tom and Sam Snow; sister, Anne Howard Cole of Houston; brother, Dale Howard; cousin Charlie (Ruth) Hunze, all of Cape Girardeau.

Memorials may be made to the Nashville Rescue Mission, Lustgarten Foundation or Alive Hospice.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, 615-794-2289.