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Pastor Ronald Earl Howland Sr.

January 6, 1938 — August 20, 2022

Morehead City

Pastor Ronald Earl Howland, Sr., 84, Morehead City, North Carolina, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, August 20, 2022.

He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Barbara S. Howland; son, Ronald Earl Howland, Jr. of Lexington, VA; daughters, Ruth A. Howland of Morehead City, NC and Stephanie L. Howland of Morehead City, NC; Mr. Clyde, beloved dog, who always lit up Ronald's eyes; sisters, Mary Ruth Howland Broadwell and husband, Graham of Knightdale, NC and Patricia Anne Howland of Morehead City, NC; and numerous nephews, nieces, and devoted friends.

Ronald was born on January 6, 1938, in Miami, Florida to the late William and Edna Lewis Howland. At the age of five, his family moved to Morehead City, NC where he grew up. Graduating from Morehead City High School with the class of 1956, he was known on the football field, as "the bull in the backfield". His keen interest in sports later extended to weightlifting and the outdoors with boating and fishing. Being the grandson of Diamond City Fisherman, M.L. Lewis, "fishing was in his blood".

After high school, most importantly, Ronald answered the call of God in his life to become a Pastor. He furthered his education by graduating from Free Will Baptist Bible College, Nashville, Tennessee now, Welch College, Gallatin, Tennessee. He continued as a lifelong student among which are his extensive studies from works by Charles H. Spurgeon, Martin Lloyd-Jones and John Calvin.

Ronald was privileged to spread the Holy Word of God as a Pastor in churches across the southern United States including in Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, and North Carolina. He concluded his ministry by establishing Foundation Baptist Church in Morehead City, NC spanning from 2003 to 2018, when his health declined. His witnessing of God's saving grace through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior with a shepherd's heart and genuine kindness, touched many lives and families in this community as well as others.

Ronald will be truly missed and remembered as a wonderful husband and caring father. He dearly loved our beautiful, free country, cherished our American flag, "Old Glory", and loved extending his hand in thanking our military men and women for their service and sacrifice.

II Corinthians 5:8, 'We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord."

His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, August 26th, at Munden Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Patrick Whaley. Visitors will be received 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Interment will follow the service at Bayview Cemetery. 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. (See link below for the Service Bulletin including the Order of Service.)

As an expression of sympathy, flowers are welcome.

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

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

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, August 26, 2022

10:30 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.

2112 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557

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Funeral Service

Friday, August 26, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.

2112 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557

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Interment Following Funeral Service

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