It is with regret we announce the passing of Command Sgt. Major (Ret.) Carnice Noble Howard, age 75, of Huntsville, AL, formerly of Fayetteville, TN. Mr. Howard was born on Dec. 14, 1944 in Jarvis, Ky to the late Clark Edward Howard I and Elizabeth Howard. He was a loving father, son and very devoted husband for 56 years to his wife Betty Howard.
Betty and Noble married Aug 31, 1963 and Noble enlisted in the U.S. Army sometime after, serving for more than 22 years. While in the Army he obtained the Army’s highest enlisted rank of Command Sergeant Major. During his service they spent years overseas in Europe and traveled extensively. He also worked as Greyhound bus driver for many years among several other jobs. He recently worked for Hackbarth delivery services where he made many friends. He enjoyed his family, classic cars and even owned and operated an antique firetruck that may have been seen in parades in Huntsville Alabama or even in Lincoln County TN. He never met a stranger and had stories to share with all. He was truly loved and respected by many.
He is survived by wife Betty Howard; sons, Clark (Himeko) Howard of San Diego, CA, and Kaven (Linda) Howard of Huntsville, AL; his beloved pet Sandy; grandchildren, Andrew (Candra) Hoeppner, Phillip (Tabbatha) Hoeppner, Cody Land, Johnathan (Casey) Howard, Christina Howard, Destiny Howard, and Aliyah Howard; great-grandchildren, Chloee Hoeppner, Maverick Hoeppner, Claridy Hoeppner and Ramsey Howard. In addition to his parents, Noble was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Faye Prince.
Internment for CSM (Ret.) Carnice Noble Howard will be conducted at 2 PM EST on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Chattanooga National Cemetery (1200 Bailey Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404). A celebration reading on Saturday, March 21, 2020 begins at 10:30 AM, at the Meridianville Holiness Church, 1285 Steger Rd, Meridianville, AL 35758.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Command Sgt. Major (Ret.) Carnice Noble Howard.