Cover photo for Kibbie "Bruce" Howard's Obituary
Kibbie "Bruce" Howard Profile Photo
1937 Kibbie 2023

Kibbie "Bruce" Howard

September 14, 1937 — April 16, 2023

Newport

Kibbie “Bruce” Howard, 85, of Newport, North Carolina, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2023, at Carolina East Medical Center.

His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 22nd at First Baptist Church in Morehead City, officiated by Dr. Nate Leonard. Interment will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Friday, April 21st at Munden Funeral Home. For those unable to attend, the service can be viewed through his obituary page on Munden Funeral Home’s website. The service will remain on the Funeral Home website for 90 days.

Bruce was born on September 14, 1937, in Newport to the late Walter and Laura Bell Howard.

Bruce and his wife owned and operated Howards Furniture Store for many years. He loved his Church and the Lord and was a faithful member of First Baptist Church where he and his wife attended for over 60 plus years. In his early years, he and his wife and 5 other families helped start the ministry at Bogue Banks Baptist Church, which was originally First Baptist Island Mission.

He enjoyed hunting, boating, and woodworking. He was a gentle and loving man and a proud Grandfather. He enjoyed helping others and volunteering with Meals on Wheels and Gideons International. His favorite pastimes were gardening, floundering, fishing, and eating a Bogue Sound Watermelon on the deck with his grandchildren.

He is survived by sons, Tim Howard (Tina) and Mike Howard (Kim), all of Morehead City; sister, Elsie Lewis of Pembroke Pines, Florida; brothers-in-law, Douglas Franks (Carol) of Havelock, Jack Franks (Linda) of Greenville, NC; sisters-in-law, Peggy Giasson of New Bern and Dorothy Howard of Havelock; grandchildren, Hannah Farinella (Cody) of Greensboro, Greer Howard of Seoul, South Korea, Jacob Howard of Raleigh, Kayla Grace Smith (Luke) of Newport; and great-grandson, Cole Farinella.

In addition to his parents, Bruce was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years, Mary Yvonne Howard; brothers, Rayford and Linwood Howard; and brothers-in-law, Jimmy Lewis and Ray Giasson.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions can be made to Meals on Wheels C/O Hope Mission, 1410 Bridges Street, Morehead City, NC 28557.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at www.mundenfuneralhome.net

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Kibbie "Bruce" Howard, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, April 21, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.

2112 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

First Baptist Church of Morehead City

810 Bridges Street, Morehead City, NC 28557

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Interment Following Funeral Service

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Photo Gallery

Visits: 16

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree