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Donald Nelson Howze, Sr.

January 16, 1949 ~ March 7, 2020 (age 71)



Donald “Buddy” Nelson Howze, Sr, 71, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Evans Memorial Hospital after injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born January 16, 1949 in Homerville, Georgia to Donald Calvin and Martha White Howze and grew up in Midway, Georgia. Buddy was a Vietnam War Veteran in the US Army and lived in Bluffton, South Carolina for many years. He was a car lover and enthusiast all of his life and was self employed as a mechanic. Buddy was a dirt track race car driver for 25 years at the Oglethorpe Speedway and loved attending classic car shows to display his cars, especially his prized possession “Thumper”. He retired to Glennville 7 years ago and attended Glennville First Baptist Church. Buddy is preceded in death by his father, Donald Calvin Howze; mother, Martha Resinger and a sister, Brenda Howze.

            He is survived by:

                        Wife of 48 years, Patricia Howze of Glennville, Georgia

                        Children, Cari Howze (David Wooten) of Rincon, Georgia
                                        Donald “Butch” Howze, Jr. (Marianne) of Savannah, Georgia

                        Siblings, Doris Pope of Savannah, Georgia
                                        Larry “Rabbit” Howze (Linda) of Bluffton, South Carolina
                                        Joan Rushing (Dennis) of Milledgeville, Georgia
                                        Vicki Meyer (Paul) of Savannah, Georgia

                        Sister-in-law, Sharon Smith (Jerry) of St. Simmons Island, Georgia

                        Grandchildren, Samantha Wood, Calvin Howze, Cevana Wood,
                                                 Hayley Dickerson, Lucas Howze, Ella Howze

            Several nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Family will receive friends beginning at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Brannen Kennedy Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held 12:00 noon, Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Chapel of Brannen Kennedy Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Howard officiating. Burial will be in the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery with Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to: Buddy Howze Memorial Grandkids College Go Fund Me

Care and Services are entrusted to Brannen Kennedy Funeral Home of Glennville, Georgia.

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Funeral Service
March 10, 2020

12:00 PM
Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Homes
206 N. Veterans Boulevard, PO Box 609
Glennville, GA 30427

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