Steven A. Howard |


Steven A. Howard, 59, of Clarksville, TN, died Friday, March 11, 2022 at the Tri Star Skyline in Nashville, TN.

He was born on May 28, 1962 in Chattanooga, the son of the late Walter T. Howard Jr. and the late Lovisa Panter Harris. Steven was the manager of University Package Store for many years and became owner of the business from 2011 to 2019. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping and being around water in addition to being a master scout. He was devoted to his granddaughter.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife Deborah Luna Howard of Clarksville; his son Steven W. Howard of Clarksville; his daughter Brittney Howard of Clarksville; and his granddaughter Patricia Howard. He is also survived by one brother Walter T. Howard III of Dover, TN. He is also survived by his aunt JoEva Davis of McMinnville, TN and one niece, three nephews and numerous cousins.

He is predeceased by his father Walter T. Howard Jr. his mother and stepfather, Lovisa Panter Harris and James Harris, maternal grandparents Art and Alma Panter, paternal grandparents Walter T. Howard Sr .and Minnie Howard, aunts Francis Hobbs, Verna Howard, Kathy Howard and Norma Howard and an uncle William Panter.

Steven’s funeral will be held Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Gateway Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Heflin officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

The bearers will be Tommy Davis, Jeffrey Hobbs, Frank McKinney, Rob Wilson, Casey McKinney and Steven Howard. The honorary bearers will be Ellis Clippinger and James Bryant.

Arrangements are in the custody of Gateway Funeral Home and Cremation Center 335 Franklin Street Clarksville, TN 37040. Phone 931-919-2600. Online condolences can be made by going to


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