William Emil Howard (Amos) was born on November 19, 1945 in Memphis, Tennessee to Otis and Hazel Howard.
Amos decided it was never too late to get his G.E.D. he graduated with his G.E.D in 1995 at Elston High School.
At an early age, Amos accepted Christ under the leadership of Rev. Webster at Pleasant Green M.B.C. in Chicago, Illinois where he sang in the choir. He later became a member of First Baptist Church of Lakeland under the leadership of Rev. Howard Daniel where he sang in the choir and was on the Trustee board. He was a bus driver for Michigan City Area Schools. He worked over 10 years at Inter Royal. Amos also joined in with his siblings and they started up their own trucking company called Other People Hauling (OPH). He was a man of all trades. He later retired from Head Start in 2017.
Amos was a joy to be around, most of the time you would find him with a smile on his face. He never thought twice to help anyone no matter what the issue would be. To Amos everyone was family rather you had the same blood running in your veins as he did or not. He touched so many people over his lifetime.
Amos was called home on October 15, 2020 at Franciscan Health Center of Michigan City, Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Hazel Howard, one son, Derek Howard, his brothers, Wallace Harris, Eugene Howard, Herman Howard, Jesse Howard, Steve Howard,James Howard and one sister, Willie B Campbell, one grand-daughter, Monique Worlds, two grandsons, Michael Lynn and Gregory Daniel Jr.
William leaves to cherish his memories his lovely wife of 50 years, Ottie Howard of Michigan City, Indiana; his son Timothy Howard St. Paul, Minnesota; four daughters, Angela (Torre) Moses of Memphis Tennessee; Nakia Howard of St. Paul, Minnesota; Yvette (Aaron) Hughes of Columbia, South Carolina; Tara (Aran) Triplett of Indianapolis, Indiana: Thirteen grandchildren, Melissa, Samuel, NaKeeta, TaLeisa, Rayshaun, Raenell, Bianca, Aran Jr, and Ariana, Xavier, Shandria, Tasha, Malcom and eighteen great grandchildren, along with a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.
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