William Claude Howse Jr. affectionately called ‘Billy” was born on May 26, 1941 to the late William Claude Howse Sr. and Cornelia Rebecca Howse. He is also preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Howse Sr.
He attended Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools where he graduated from the historic Pearl High School in the Class of 1959. In June 1963, he joined the United States Army, serving for 25 years and receive several accommodations including the Bronze Star Medal, Capital Police, Chief Sergeant at Arms for the State of Tennessee.
In January 1990, he married Carolyn Bowers Howse. He will be dearly missed by all of his loved ones.
He leaves to cherish his memories and mourn his passing, his loving and devoted wife, Carolyn Howse; children, Kenneth Howse, Mohamed, Kamal, Narsa; stepson, Carlos Bowers; sisters, Marilyn Smith, Patricia Smith, Judy Alred, Sheilla Brooks, Helen Cunningham; brother, Kevin Howse Sr.; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family and friends.