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William Bruce "Billy" "Pepper" Howerton, Jr.

May 29, 1963 - January 26, 2018

RICH SQUARE, NC – William Bruce “Billy” Howerton, Jr. (Pepper), age 54, of Lasker, passed away on January 26, 2018 at his residence.

Billy was born on May 29, 1963 to William Bruce Howerton, Sr. and Sue Britton Howerton in Ahoskie, NC. Later making his home in Rich Square, better known to him as Possum Hollow. He worked as a supervisor for Kennametal for 27 years before retiring. Billy was a man of nature farming part time, hunting, fishing, just being outdoors. He enjoyed being with his family and showed his love to all. Billy spent as much time as possible on his bike, being a member of the three charters of the Free Riders Motorcycle Club of Northampton County, Roanoke Rapids, and Askewville. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

He was preceded in death by parents, his MeMa that raised him, Doris Britton and PePa Dallas Britton.

Billy is survived by his loving wife, Wanda, step-mother, Lillian Martin Howerton; son, William Benjamin “Ben” Howerton “Sprout”; daughter, Shannon Marie Harrell and husband William, Jr. of Grandy, NC; brother, Christopher E. “Chris” Howerton and wife Phyllis; two sisters, Donna Jones and friend Wilton Strickland, and Denise Miles and husband William; uncle, Gene Audrey Britton; two nieces, Carolyn Marie Howerton, and Jessica Hope Douglas and husband Parker of Bessemer City, NC; nephew, Christpher C. “Stump” Howerton; best friend Curtis James. Also surviving are numerous extended family and many family members from Tennessee.

The family would like to thank the AP III% American Patriots for their contribution of the casket that they specially made for their brother who was a very honored member of the AP III%.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 2:00 PM at Garrett~Sykes Funeral Service, Rich Square, NC with the Rev. W J Hargrove officiating and burial to follow at his residence.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with unexpected expenses by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Howerton family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.


Service Information

Visitation Information

The family will receive friends anytime at the home.

Service Information

Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm


Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Rich Square

116 Short Street
Rich Square, NC 27869

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018

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