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Samuel Curlett Howarth Jr., 84, of Arlington, died at his home Friday, July 11, 2014.
Funeral is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday in White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford with interment at 2:15 p.m. with full military honors in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy., Dallas. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, 12672 Silicon Drive, Suite 105, San Antonio, Texas 78249, via telephone at 877-832-6997, or online at http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/. Please ask for a contribution card to be sent.
Mr. Howarth was born in Clifton Heights, Pa., the son of the late Samuel Curlett and Milly Howarth. Sam (known by many as Nunny) moved with his family from Pennsylvania to Lewes, Del. in 1936 and graduated from Lewes High School in 1947. He enlisted in the United States Army that year and was stationed in Korea with the Army Security Agency during the Korean War. Howarth served his country honorably for 20-plus years, retiring as a first sergeant in 1968.
He worked for the United States Postal Service in Ft. Hood and Killeen from 1970 until retiring in 1990. Sam and his wife Bobbie moved to Weatherford in 1993 before finally settling in Arlington in 2008. Howarth was an active member of the Army Security Agency Super Group and regularly participated in the organization's reunions. He was also a past member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Lewes, Del. He enjoyed traveling, softball, golf, bowling, and being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was known to everyone as Pop Pop.
Howarth was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Evelyn Howarth June 2, 2014; and his sister, Marjorie Bakke.
He is survived by his son, Alan and wife, Kathy Gibbs, of New Braunfels; daughter, Cathy and husband, Melvin Jones, of Mansfield; son, Samuel C. Howarth III (Sam/Buddy) and wife, Terri, of Pharr; sister, Beverly McCarty of Lewes; brother, Clifford Howarth of Seaford; sister, Sharon Walsh of Lewes; grandchildren, Tiffany Gulledge, Heather Jones, Brandon Jones, Samuel Howarth IV (Quade), Dustin Howarth, Brian Howarth, Dr. Larry Gibbs, Cassie Clarke, and Nikki Gibbs; great-grandsons, Tripp Gulledge and Nicholas Gibbs; numerous nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog and cat, Squirt and Kitty.