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Robert "Peaches / Howard" Young Howard

November 4, 1949 — June 2, 2023

In Loving Memory of Robert "Peaches / Howard" Young Howard

November 4, 1949 – June 2, 2023

Robert "Peaches / Howard" Young Howard, a beloved member of the Haynie Street and Greater Greenville community, passed away on June 2, 2023, at Patewood Post-Acute. He was 73 years old. Peaches fought a courageous battle against complications from prostate cancer, but his spirit ultimately found peace. Born on November 4, 1949, in Newberry, SC, Peaches was the son of Minnie Doris Howard of NY. He was lovingly raised in the Haynie Street Community by his guardians, Fred and Rosalee Simms. Peaches attended Sterling High School and is a member of the class of 1969. During his time at Sterling High, he discovered his passion for basketball and proudly represented his school on the court.
Peaches led a vibrant and independent life as a self-proprietor, embracing every moment with enthusiasm. He was an ardent sports fan, with an unwavering loyalty to the Dallas Cowboys. Whether it was cheering for his favorite team, engaging in friendly banter with fellow fans, or discussing the latest game, Peaches's love for sports knew no bounds. He also had a keen interest in gambling, fashion, and sports cars, which added a touch of excitement to his life.
Beyond his hobbies, Peaches was a caring and loving friend to many. His warmth and kindness earned him the endearing title of "Pops" from those who considered him a father figure. His presence in the Haynie Street and Greater Greenville community will be deeply missed.
Peaches leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion. He is survived by his sons, Kenta (LeKenya) Stokes of Travelers Rest, SC; Tyrell Webb of Easley, SC; Elliot Daitron Vandiver of Greenville, SC, and Stepson Drique Fuller of Greenville, SC. Additionally, he is survived by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, who brought him immeasurable joy throughout his life. In addition to his family, Peaches was predeceased by his mother, Minnie Howard, and his guardians, Fred and Rosalee Simms. Their guidance and love had a profound impact on shaping the person he became.
The family extends special thanks and gratitude to all those who loved and cared for Peaches throughout his life. They are deeply appreciative of the support, kind words, deeds, and care shown during his recent years of ailment. Their presence made a significant difference and provided comfort during a challenging time.
A ceremony to celebrate Peaches's life will be held, and the family will receive visitors at Fhinney's Restaurant for the repass. In this gathering, friends and loved ones can share memories, stories, and find solace in one another's company.
As we bid farewell to Peaches, let us remember the scripture that brought him comfort and strength. Romans 8: 9-11 reminds us of the eternal spirit within us all and the hope of resurrection.
Peaches will forever hold a special place in our hearts. May his caring nature, love for sports, and infectious spirit live on in the memories we cherish. Rest in peace, dear Peaches. You will be deeply missed, Pops.
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Monday, June 12, 2023

3:30 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Monday, June 12, 2023

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