Howard Apple, Jr.
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Howard Apple, Jr.
  • December 4, 1953 - November 6, 2017
  • Summerfield, North Carolina

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Howard "Buddy" Lee Apple Jr., age 63, peacefully passed away at the home on November 6, 2017. He was a devoted husband and father. He was loved by all that knew him.
Services will be held at First Baptist Church of Summerfield NC, 2300 Scalesville Road Summerfield NC on November 9, 2017. Visitation will be held at 11:00am, service will follow at 12:00pm and interment will proceed at the church after the service. A reception will be provided by the church congregation immediately after the graveside service. Friends and family are welcome to gather at the family home after the reception at the church.
Buddy was preceeded in death by his father, Howard Lee Apple Sr. and his mother, Peggy Jean Harper Apple. He leaves behind his wife, Tammy Apple of 32 years, stepson, Christopher Chad Welch, Auburndale Fl. and daughter, Jordan Lee Apple of Wilmington NC along with 3 grandchildren.
Buddy graduated from Page High School 1972 and went on to Rockingham Community College where he earned a Textile degree. He began his career working at Guilford Mills where he served as a Production Supervisor until he took a position as the plant manager for Atco Rubber Products where he worked for 28 years before retiring. He served as a Little League Baseball coach and
He was an avid, Kevin Harvick NASCAR fan and enjoyed going to race events with his close friends. He was a dedicated Carolina fan and loved to play Corn Hole, Sequence and Marbles. Friday night gatherings with friends and neighbors were his weekly highlights. His humble personality and dedication to those he loved was unfailing.
He was one of kind and will truly missed by all that had the honor of knowing him.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church of Summerfield NC, 2300 Scalesville Road, Summerfield NC 27358. Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home, North Elm Chapel is in charge of arrangements.