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Robert Jennings “Bobby” Howerton Jr.

August 23, 1930-March 2, 2019

Visitation Services

Monday, March 4, 2019, 1:00 pm

Independence United Methodist Church

4438 Independence Church Rd., Emporia, VA, 23847

Monday, March 4, 2019, 2:00 pm

Independence United Methodist Church

4438 Independence Church Rd., Emporia, VA, 23847


Robert Jennings “Bobby” Howerton Jr., 88, died Saturday, March 2, 2019 at his home.

Mr. Howerton was the son of the late Robert Jennings and Mary Howerton Sr. A native of South Boston, he retired after many years of service as an auto mechanic. Bobby was a longtime active member of Independence United Methodist Church and in his later years enjoyed cutting grass and working in his yard at home. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Earline Phillips Howerton, and a son, Charles Michael Howerton.

Bobby is survived by his sons; Clyde Jeffrey Howerton and his wife Katherine, Robert Wayne Howerton and his wife Mary of Chesterfield, a daughter; Linda H. Thomas and her husband Harry of Delaware, a daughter in law; Lynn Howerton, 9 grandchildren, 12  great grandchildren and his special fur baby Daisy.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, March 4, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Independence United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeaux Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 P.M. until service time at the Church.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Independence United Methodist Church, 4438 Independence Church Rd., Emporia, VA, 23847.

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