Robert Howard, Jr. – Obituary


Robert (Bob) Carrington Howard, Jr. passed away peacefully on December 26, 2020.  He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Carrington Howard, Sr., his mother Helen Coates Howard, and his wife of 44 years, Ellen Bell Howard.  He is survived by his son, Robert Carrington Howard III and wife Lourdes, his son, Michael Raegan Howard and wife Jennifer, his sister Joan Barfield, and his four grandchildren Jessalyn (18), Ellasyn (13), Robbie (9) and Javi (6).

Bob was a long time resident of Montpelier, Virginia.  He was a graduate of the University of Maryland and served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Era.  He worked in sales for over 40 years. Bob loved to fish in Lake Anna, the James River, and especially the Chesapeake Bay. He also loved painting and created many beautiful watercolor paintings late in his life. He loved spending time with his family and friends. 

A small memorial service will be held in Montpelier, Virginia in the summer of 2021.  His family asks for donations to be made in his memory to the Parkinson’s Foundation at and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation at