Howard Love Jennings of Murfreesboro, TN, and formerly of Stewart, MS, and West Helena, AR, passed away Friday, September 30, 2022. He was 88 years old.
Howard was born on June 3, 1934 in Doddsville, Mississippi to the late Elmer and Barbara Jennings. He married the love of his life, Christine Jennings (neé Day), on May 4, 1956.
Howard is survived by his wife, Chris; his children, Roger and his wife Gisela, Terry and his wife Nancy, Stan and his wife Cheryl, Scott and his wife Pam, and Steve and his wife Joan; his grandchildren, Amanda, Jessica and her husband Alex, Phillip and his wife Kristi, Melissa and her husband Brett, Jeremy and his wife Nicole, Joshua, Jason and his wife Leah, Taylor and his wife Mary, Glenn, and Alex and his wife Reagann; his great-grandchildren, Jett, Judah, Case, Levi, John Riley, and Arlo.
Howard was predeceased by his siblings, Beatrice, Lois, Linwood, Mattie, Hubert, Merlee, Marie, and two siblings who died in infancy.
Howard was a devoted Christian who loved the Lord and loved Chris, his wife of 66 years. He worked hard to provide for his family and taught his boys the skills to be successful in life. He loved making music and sharing his many life experiences with his family. He is widely respected for his spiritual leadership, including more than 25 years of service as an elder in the church. Howard’s influence is imprinted on multiple generations, and he will be greatly missed.
Services will be held at the Huntsville Church of Christ on Saturday, October 8, 2022. Visitation will be at 11:00 AM followed by the memorial service at 12:00 PM.
Pallbearers: Phillip Jennings, Jeremy Jennings, Joshua Jennings, Jason Jennings, Taylor Jennings, Alex Jennings, and Alex Harvey.
Honorary Pallbearers: Jerry Boggan, Marvis Braswell, Tim Cook, Arnold Boatman, Paul D. Hopkins, and Fred Tierce.