September 29, 1911, Farmersville, Louisiana.

September 28, 2000, Texarkana, Texas.

Rocky Branch Cemetery, Rocky Branch, Louisiana.

Howard was the son of Elisha John Howard and Corine Smith, and husband of Ruth Moryne Jackson.

He attended Abilene Christian College, Harding College and Arkansas State University. He began preaching at age 19, and served in Powen, Greenville, and Texarkana, Texas; and in Hot Springs and Conway, Arkansas. He also conducted Gospel meetings throughout America, baptizing over 8,000 people. He owned a jewelry store, was president of Central Printers and Publishing Company and of Howard Foundations, Inc., and served on the Board of Freed-Hardeman College.

Howrd is perhaps best remembered as a radio broadcaster, beginning in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in 1934, with his signature tag line, Are you listening? He retired from radio in 1995. His works include:

  1. By Faith I Can See
  2. By His Wonderful Grace
  3. He Died, Arose and Lives
  4. Heavenly Home