Sunday, June 16, 2024

Howard Harrod, 74, of Newport News

Howard Harrod (Whiting’s Funeral Home)

Howard Odell Harrod, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2022, at the Hampton Veterans Administration Medical Center, Hampton, VA after a long illness.  He was born on December 13, 1947, to the late Lorraine and Howard O. Harrod Sr.  He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Raffaello and Marcus.

Howard served his country from 1968 until 1970 with the United States Army.  He is a Vietnam War Veteran who earned a Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal during his tenure.  He was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist Fourth Class.

After his service in the military, Howard worked twenty-eight years of civil service at Fort Eustis, VA. Twenty-six of those years was as a member of the Directorate of Information Management, Training, and Audiovisual Support Center. Upon retirement Howard received the Order of the St. Christopher for outstanding dedication and support to the Command Group, civilians, and soldiers of the Fort Eustis’s community.

Howard is survived by a wife, Selma; son, Howard O. Harrod III; two stepchildren, Lisa Boone and Christopher Willis; two loving grandchildren, Lorea Cooper and Andre Harrod; great-grandson, Carter; brother, Delton Howard (Robin); and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

A funeral service with military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Whiting’s Funeral Home.  Livestream will be available at the beginning of the service.  Facial coverings are required.  Interment will be held at a later date at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery.  At the request of the family there will be no public viewing.

Professional service entrusted to the staff of Whiting’s Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. 757-229-3011

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