Robert William “Bill” Howard, 71, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020, at his residence.

He was born on June 2, 1949, in Mooresville to the late William and Zula Blackwelder Howard. Bill was retired from the U.S. Army, where he served in the 1st of the 20th LIB, Delta Company and was wounded in action in Vietnam in January 1970. He loved baseball and coached many young men through the years including his sons and grandson. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Mr. Howard was a lifetime member of Shearer Presbyterian Church in Mooresville, where he served as an officer for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Linda Harwell Howard; sons, Bradley Howard (Capprice) and Roger Howard (Leanna); sisters, Joanne Dingler and Gay Schronce; grandchildren, Maddy and Will; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 23, at Shearer Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Stephen Stout officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Back in the Woods Again, c/o Tommy Estridge, 1519 Winfred Road, Bennett, NC 27208.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Howard family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.

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