On Tuesday, February 2, 2021, Clem Scott Howard journeyed from this life into eternal rest. He was born May 4, 1946, in Middletown, Ohio, the youngest of six children born to George G. Sr. and Ruth E. Howard. He graduated from Middletown City Schools. In 1966, Scott was drafted into the U.S. Army. He was deployed to Vietnam with the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry, and was honored with two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. In April 2000, Scott was featured in the Middletown Journal Newspaper, where he shared his Vietnam experience. “About 100 yards from the enemy line, Howard was hit in the right shoulder and back while his sergeant was struck in the chest. Lying on the ground, the sergeant instructed Howard to carry him back to safety. He refused. ‘The mission wasn’t complete,’ he said. ‘If I had done that, the whole company would have been killed.’” Scott eventually destroyed the enemy’s automatic weapons, saving many lives and completing the mission. Following his time in the service, Scott was employed with Square D Electric, retiring after 35 years. During his time at Square D, Scott made many friends that he stayed connect to throughout his life. Everyone who worked with him knew him as an outgoing, personable soul who loved to have a good time. In 1996, Scott was joined in marriage with Sharon L. Fleetwood. He was a devoted, responsible spouse who kept Christ at the head of his household and who loved his wife as Christ loved the church. Scott was a reliable presence of strength, devotion and love for his family, a quiet leader and loyal friend. His loss will resonate for years to come in the lives of those who were honored to know him. Scott was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, a sister, and a beloved son, Clem Scott Howard II. Scott leaves to cherish his memory a loving wife, Sharon Howard; two daughters, Tera Howard (Damon Dodson) and Deidre Howard; two sons, Kenneth Hardin and Tony Everhart; one brother, George Howard, Jr.; thirteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
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