Earl Howard Sr, 64, of Gainesville, FL answered the Lord’s call on August 24, 2019, at UF Shands Hospital. Earl enjoyed spending time with his family and watching his favorite football team “Pittsburg Steelers”. Earl leaves his family to cherish his memories: His wife, Mary Howard, His four children: Tanya Howard, Earl Howard Jr., Erin T. Howard, and Reagan Wilcox Hutchinson. Five siblings: Russell Howard, Toni Howard, Wilma Graham, June Howard, and Yvonne People. Thirteen grand-children, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends. Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Missionary Baptist Church (2905 SE 21st Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32641). The wake will be held on Friday, September 6, 2019, at Redeeming Faith & Anointing Church (5619 SW 63rd Blvd Gainesville, Florida 32608) between the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.