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John  “JD”  Howard,  89,  of  Fellsmere, FL  passed  away on Saturday  March  11, 2017 at  VNA Hospice House.

 He was born on October 31, 1927 in Anderson, SC and has been a resident of Indian River County since the age of 21 years old.

 John “JD” was a retired mechanic for a private company.  His hobby was working on cars, grilling, shooting pool and dancing.

 He was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Fellsmere.

 John survivors include his wife, Ella Frances Howard of Fellsmere, FL; eight grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and seventeen great-great-grandchildren.

 He was preceded in death by his son, John Howard II, daughters, Mary Howard, Willie Maude King, parents, Elizabeth and John Howard Sr., and other sibling.

 Visitation will be held 5 to 7PM Friday March 17, 2017 at Mount Olive Baptist Church, Fellsmere.  A funeral service will be held at 11AM Saturday March 18, 2017 at Mount Olive Baptist Church, Fellsmere.   Burial will follow at Brookside  Cemetery.

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  • Thursday, March 16, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Stone Brothers Funeral Home
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017
    Condolences to the family and friends during this time of grief. The time is near when Jesus' promise at John:28,29 will be fulfilled.
    ~ D Evans   Ft. Pierce
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    It's already been a month since you've been gone but it doesn't seem like it. I miss you soooooo much. Granny is doing pretty good. She had her days when she breaks down but she has all of the grands around to help her. We love and miss you😘
    ~ Dashawna Lockett-Troutman   Fellsmere, FL