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Joshua Dean Howard

October 20, 2017

Frisco – Joshua Dean Howard was born in Norfolk, Virginia, on March 28, 1986, the third of six children, and died Friday, October 20, 2017, in Norfolk, Virginia.

Joshua lived most of his life on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and was a graduate of Manteo High School.Joshua was an avid hunter, an expert fisherman, and a superb surfer. He traveled far and wide to surf including American Samoa, and Hawaii. He was a licensed captain and was a mate for several local charter captains in Cape Hatteras and the Oregon Inlet.

He is survived by a daughter, Ariana Howard, her mother Natalie Nacif, his parents Stephen Russell Howard,(Jodi), and Cynthia Miller Howard, five siblings: Stephen Russell Howard, II, Courtney Sebastianelli (Jeremy), Melissa Howard, Andrew Howard, and Miles Howard, (Hillary), three step-siblings: Danielle Christie, Arielle Williams, and William Petrey, his paternal grandparents Albert O. and Melanie P. Howard of Seale, Alabama, six nephews: Kaleb Howard, Bryce Howard, Colin Sebastianelli , Avery Sebastianelli , Gabriel Sebastianelli, and River Evans, four step-nephews: Dylan Elkins, Eli Williams, Eiden Williams, and Gerrit Williams. Two step-nieces: Lyli Elkins, and Ryann Brown, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Robert and Virginia Miller of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Joshua was an organ donor
A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 pm EDST, Thursday, October 26, 2017, Manteo Baptist Church, Manteo, North Carolina. In lieu of flowers, the family recommends a favorite charity.

Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online register at Gallop Funeral Services Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.