Phillip "Kirk" Howard

February 8, 1959 ~ August 31, 2021 (age 62)


            Phillip “Kirk” Howard, 62 years old, passed away August 31, 2021, at home in Franklin, North Carolina, after a brief battle with Lymphoma.

            Kirk was born February 8, 1959, in Macon, Georgia, to Mary Elizabeth Phillips Howard and Marion Gerald Howard. He attended Benedictine Military School in Savannah, Georgia, and Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia, where he earned a BA in Journalism.

            Kirk grew up in Huntington, Long Island and Skidaway Island, Georgia. He later lived in Atlanta, Georgia, New Orleans, Louisiana, Highland, North Carolina and Franklin, North Carolina.

            He moved to Highland, North Carolina, in 1999 where he worked at Bucks Coffee Café, Lucas Patton Design, Cabin Couture and The Ugly Dog Pub.

            He is survived by his partner of thirty-one years, Steve Connor, of Franklin, North Carolina, and devoted Boston Terriers, Rico and Louis, and no other family.

            A memorial gathering will be held at The Ugly Dog Pub in Highlands on September 13th from five to seven o’clock for family and friends.

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