William Leon Howard

March 27, 1938 - April 14, 2019
William Leon Howard

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William “Leon” Howard, 81, of Hendersonville, formerly of Brevard, was promoted to glory on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Pacifica Senior Living Heritage Hills following an extended battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. A native of Greer, SC, he spent the majority of his life residing in Transylvania County. He was the son of the late William and Jessie Mae Howard. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Galloway Howard and daughter, Sonya Martin.

Leon was a graduate of Brevard High School and proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He spent 33 1/3 years employed as a powerhouse engineer for Dupont Corporation before his retirement. Leon was a member of Glady Branch Baptist Church but had attended Enon Baptist Church for the last number of years. He ate, lived and breathed golf and spent 6 days a week on the course honing his game further.

He is survived by his grandson, Aaron “Toto” Martin; son-in-law, Kenneth Martin and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Enon Baptist Church with the Reverends Alan Thompson, Michael Skinner and John Mason officiating. A private graveside service will take place with the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association in his honor by visiting www.act.alz.org/donate.


Saturday, April 20, 2019
2:00 PM

Enon Baptist Church - Directions
4531 Old Hendersonville Hwy.
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

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  • April 16, 2019
    Samuel Ray Henson says:
    Sorry to read about Leon wish I could be there. I always loved going to aunt Jessie in the summer.

  • April 19, 2019
    Ron Santilli says:
    So sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working and playing softball as well as golf with Leon. What a wonderful man. I will always remember those times.