Mr. Sammy Howard
October 22, 1939 - March 14, 2021
Vance Brooks
Shirley Melton
Jerry and Robbie Cameron
Melody Houston Davidson
Andrew Cavanaugh Light a candle
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The family will receive friends after the memorial service at the church.

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Golden Acres Baptist Church
Thursday 3/18, 2:00 pm
Memorial
Golden Acres Baptist Church
Thursday 3/18, 2:00 pm

Mr. Sammy Howard, 81, of Phenix City, AL passed away Sunday, March 14, 2021 at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, GA. A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm EST, Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Golden Acres Baptist Church with Dr. Ray Cummings officiating.  The family will receive friends after the service at the church. …
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Tommy Jackson left a message on March 29, 2021:
I was so sorry to hear about the passing of "Coach Howard". My sincere condolences during this time of loss. I'm so glad I was able to reconnect over the past year. Please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Johnny Tyson left a message on March 18, 2021:
I am so sorry for your loss. You are all on my heart and in my prayers. Johnny Tyson
Betty and Roy McHargue left a message on March 18, 2021:
Had the opportunity to work for him many years ago at CBT of Russell County. He was a fine man and will be missed by a lot of people. Praying for comfort for all of the family and friends 🙏❤💓
Shirley Melton left a message on March 18, 2021:
My prayers go out to all of his family at this time. Enjoyed all of the many years working with Sammy from F&M Bank to Synovus. Rest In Peace.
Berma Tolson left a message on March 18, 2021:
Judy we all are so sorry about Sam. We have been praying for u and ur family. Lv u
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Berma Tolson left a message on March 18, 2021:
Judy we all are so sorry about Sam. We have been praying for u and ur family. Lv u
Billy Crain left a message on March 17, 2021:
My sincere condolences to Coach’s family. Coach Howard was a man that help make men of all the athletes he coached. He made a great impact on my life, and taught me you never give up. This carried me through a 24 year career in the U.S. Army Special Forces, and help make me the man I am today. Thanks COACH, you will be missed.
John&Rickie Robertson left a message on March 17, 2021:
You will not be forgotten.
Jerry and Robbie Cameron left a message on March 17, 2021:
Jerry and I were saddened to hear of Coach Howard's passing. We're keeping all the family lifted up in our thoughts and prayers. Robbie and Jerry Cameron
Melody Houston Davidson left a message on March 17, 2021:
My thoughts and prayers with the family. Coach was a great man and well respected. He will be missed.
Regina Cain left a message on March 17, 2021:
Judy, I am so sorry for your loss He was such a good man and I am praying for you and your boys for God to lift you up and fill that void in your life.
Sam Ruffner left a message on March 17, 2021:
Visiting Coach Howard, Leo Ellerbee, Sam Ruffner, and Phil Hand
Sam Ruffner left a message on March 17, 2021:
Coach Howard meant so much to me...like so many others during his time at Hardaway High School. Helped so many of us grow... I am indebted to him in so many ways...but especially his promoting my skills to college recruiters...that helped me receive a scholarship at the University of Alabama. Fine Coach, husband, father, businessman... RIP Coach...thank you.
Jimmy Cochran left a message on March 17, 2021:
A coach, a friend, a mentor, an encourager... an example to follow... there is but one Coach Sammy Howard.
Pat Gamble left a message on March 17, 2021:
Judy, Hoyt and I were so sorry to hear of Sammy’s passing. He was loved and admired by so many. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ron Nelson left a message on March 16, 2021:
Great man that will be missed by many. Ms.Judy ,Curtis ,Kevin and Craig my prayers are with you. We have lost some great one's over the pasr few weeks.
Larry Boswell left a message on March 16, 2021:
A good man who had an impact on countless people. A good friend and classmate. He will be missed sorely by all who knew him. My prayers to Judy, Curtis, Kevin, and Craig.
Angi Yarbrough Idel left a message on March 16, 2021:
Sammy Howard was a great friend to the Jackson-Idel Family. He will be greatly missed by so many, but will absolutely be fondly remembered by all who knew and loved him. He was an amazing coach, businessman and teacher of all things that are meaningful and important. He lead by example and positively influenced many young adults, and old adults, too. His legacy will live on through Kevin, Curtis, Craig, their children, and generations to follow. May the Lord Bless and keep them all. Praying for comfort found in God’s Word and the Promise of Psalm 34:18, “Jesus is close to the broken-hearted.” Much love to you all. Angi Idel, Hunter Jackson, Hannah Jackson Smith, and David Jackson.
Angi Yarbrough Idel left a message on March 16, 2021:
Sammy Howard was a great friend to the Jackson-Idel Family. He will be greatly missed by so many, but will absolutely be fondly remembered by all who knew and loved him. He was an amazing coach, businessman and teacher of all things that are meaningful and important. He lead by example and positively influenced many young adults, and old adults, too. His legacy will live on through Kevin, Curtis, Craig, their children, and generations to follow. May the Lord Bless and keep them all. Praying for comfort found in God’s Word and the Promise of Psalm 34:18, “Jesus is close to the broken-hearted.” Much love to you all. Angi Idel, Hunter Jackson, Hannah Jackson Smith, and David Jackson.
Andrew Cavanaugh left a message on March 16, 2021:
My deepest condolences to the Howard Family. He was assistant principal while I was at Glenwood. He went out of his way to help the students, and I admired him. My God BLESS and comfort the Howard Family like only he can. AMEN.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Steve Murray left a message on March 16, 2021:
Judy, Curtis, Kevin, Craig, Pat and Mike, I was saddened to hear of Sammy's passing. My father and mother wanted to pass along their condolences as well. He was a wonderful person and always engaging and great to be around. I hope you are all managing as well as can be expected. May God bless you and help you through these times of sadness!
Allen Hirsch - Glenwood Class of 1974 left a message on March 16, 2021:
Albert Einstein said the value of a man should be seen in what he gives. Coach Howard was a man of giving. His impact on my life is immeasurable. As a player he opened my eyes to the possibilities in front of me. As a person he instilled confidence, a sense of determination, and humility. I followed him from Hardaway to Glenwood. I will never forget that conversation. He had as much impact on my life as any person. I have coached young men myself in football and he is my role model as a coach and as a man. I will celebrate him and miss him and carry on what he has taught me. God bless you Coach Howard.
William & Gloria Fuller left a message on March 16, 2021:
Our deepest condolences go out to the family !!! Phenix City is a better place because of Sammy !!! Always had a smile on his face and a GREAT person to know !!! We will miss him !!!
Joan Gatewood left a message on March 16, 2021:
Judy, I am so sorry for you and your sons and all your family for this great loss. Our community has lost a giant of a good man. May God be with you and may you feel His loving arms around you now and always.
Ken Lott left a message on March 15, 2021:
This man ,Coach Sammy Howard , was a man’s man ! Words can not represent the impact he had on my life all my life ! The phrase “Never Give Up “ is what he taught so many young men..just dig deeper , it’s there ! Second to my Father , Coach Howard was the second most important mentor in my life A lost to many here in this world but a Hugh gain for our Lord’s Heaven To the family, may the Holy Spirit completely surround you with His Love . Its been a honor to know and play on his winning teams Some of the best times of my life for sure I will not be attending the service I’ve recently had a total knee replacement and KL is still in major recovery mode
Ken Lott left a message on March 15, 2021:
This man ,Coach Sammy Howard , was a man’s man ! Words can not represent the impact he had on my life all my life ! The phrase “Never Give Up “ is what he taught so many young men..just dig deeper , it’s there ! Second to my Father , Coach Howard was the second most important mentor in my life A lost to many here in this world but a Hugh gain for our Lord’s Heaven To the family, may the Holy Spirit completely surround you with His Love . Its been a honor to know and play on his winning teams Some of the best times of my life for sure I will not be attending the service I’ve recently had a total knee replacement and KL is still in major recovery mode
Ronnie Rice left a message on March 15, 2021:
Your life may be gone, but nothing will ever erase the thousands of beautiful memories we shared growing up together, and later in our lives. May the good Lord be with Judy and your beautiful family. Love you brother.
Vance Brooks left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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