Irvin Lamar Howard, Sr. was born January 13, 1947 in Alcoa, Tennessee. Irvin was the third of four children born to Zelmore and Bernice Howard. Irvin was educated in Tennessee, graduating from Charles M. Hall High School. After graduating Irvin attended Kentucky State Vocational School in Paducah, Kentucky, then went on to Tennessee College of Automation in Knoxville, Tennessee. Irvin spent his youthful years in Alcoa; he accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. While in Alcoa he fell in love and married his childhood sweetheart Cynthia Nunn, and from this union Felicia, their lovely daughter was born. In 1969 Irvin moved his family to Los Angeles, California, and it was here that his son Irvin Jr. was born. Irvin was employed at Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, California and was a computer operator in charge. He was rewarded for successfully setting up computer systems for the military in Northern California; he stayed employed at Aerospace for 30 years until his retirement in 2000. Irvin later met and married Linda Domino and from this union another lovely daughter Meagan Howard was born. Irvin enjoyed traveling, watching sports, and spending time with his family and friends. He had a very outgoing personality, which was what attracted him to Tina Steed when they met in June of 1996 while he was visiting in Alcoa, Tennessee. They were married one year later on July 12, 1997. On Sunday, March 13, 2011, Irvin departed this life surrounded by family and friends after a long battle with Cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents Zelmore and Bernice Howard; sister, Margaret Eleanor Howard and father-in-law Thomas H. Steed. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 14 years Tina Steed-Howard of Inglewood, CA; son Irvin Howard Jr. (Jennifer) of Bellflower, California; daughters Felicia Whitfield (Brock) of Norwalk, California; and Meagan Howard of Houston, Texas; brothers Reverend Benjamin Z. Howard of Moreno Valley, California; William L. Howard of Alcoa, Tennessee; eleven nephews and nieces: Dynielle Whitaker, Craig Denard Howard, Staci Hamilton, Chenon Howard, Monique Pierson, Sarah Howard, Shawn Howard, Andre Howard, Timothy Howard, Terrance Howard, Idris Sullivan; mother-in-law Betty Jordan, father-in-law Bob Jordan; six sister-in-laws: Ruth Denard, Patsy Howard, Pam Steed, Joyce Burnette, Sally Boove, and special sister-in-law, Agnes Davis; four brother-in-laws: Curtis Steed, Dwayne Steed, Mark Steed, and Owen Steed; a special cousin, Kathy Thomas; and a host of other cousins, extended family and friends who loved him and will miss him dearly. A gathering of family and friends will be held at McCormick Mortuary in Inglewood, CA on Thursday March 17, 2011 from 5 to 9pm. The Service will be held at Greater New Bethel Baptist Church in Inglewood on Friday March 18 at 1pm. Burial will follow at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach.

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  1. To The Howard Family, Irvin was a fun loving person who cared about his family and friends. He will be deeply missed. May there be comfort in knowing friends are there and share in your sorrow. May God keep you always in His care.

  2. It really feels as if we have lost a family member. All of you have our condolences and prayers. We love you.

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief. May God give you strength and may the memories of a life greatly lived bring you comfort.

  4. Irvin was a fun loving person,we have fond memories of him in our club. .He will be missed by all of us.We extend our prayers and codolences to you his brothers and children.God bless each of you.

  5. We just like to express our condolances to the Howard family. We love you and will keep you in our prayers. God Bless, Watts Family

  6. sorry for the loss of irvin, he and i use to work together at the airport in knoxville, tn and we also grew up together, he will be greatly missed.

  7. To Tina and the Howard Family We will truly miss Irvin, but we will always remember his visits home. We would have a great time just laughing about old times. We will be lifting you up in our prayers. May God give you strength during your time of sorrow. Paul & Darlene Sudderth

  8. We very sorry for your loss, we have your family in our hearts, we will miss Irvin very much.

  9. Dear Tina and entire Howard Family, My deepest condolence to each of you. Irvin will truly be missed. May GOD’S Love and comfort be upon you all at this difficult time. I wish i could be there for you all, but please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. GOD BLESS YOU and WE LOVE YOU!

  10. It seems like only yesterday that we were in Ms. Arters class with Irvin and Barry Jones driving her crazy(smile)We the Class of 1965 want you to know that you’re in our thoughts and prayers God bless you.

  11. The Howard Family, Sympathy goes out to all of the family,I’m Sorry I will not be able to attend the funeral, God be with you and be Blessed. Love Loretta H. King

  12. To The Howard Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this trying time. May you find peace and love in the memories that you cherish. Pastor Lorrin Harris and Sister JoAnn Harris – Mother Love Baptist Church

  13. On behalf of the Adams, Ellis, Domino, Alexander and the family of the Forest Lawn Missionary Baptist Church we extend our deepest sympathy. You’re in our prayers.

  14. Our condolences go out to the family. Mr. Irvin was a nice man, and he will truly be missed. Mr Irvin always knew how to make you laugh, and put a smile on your face. Rest in Peace Mr. Irvin, and God Bless. 🙂

  15. Please accept our heartfelt condolences to the Howard family. We were all sorry to hear the sad news of Irvin’s passing. Our prayers are with you.

  16. Our Hearts go out to your family. May you find peace knowing that Irvin is at peace. God Bless all of you. Love Eddie, Denise, Amethyst and Jian

  17. Just thinking of you during this most difficult times. May God give you strenght and love. With deepest sympathy and love.

  18. William & Ben Howard: You have our prayers at this time. May God bless you and The Howard family. We love you.

  19. To the Howard Family, May GOD BLESS and keep you as IRVIN was a dear friend, classmate and Brother who always made U feel better. HE WILL be missed. Rodney & Kathy White Neptune, NJ

  20. still screaming Rest In Peace Daddy! I miss you and there is not a day that goes by that you don’t cross my mind. I love you with everything in me!!! Please continue to be with us.

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