Howard R. Fussell
Photo No. 2467
Howard's picture was featured in the February 1962 Plain Talks after he joined the GSU Beaumont Advertising Department on January 2, 1962. Click here to view that page.
Howard Ricks Fussell passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015 in Covington, LA. A native of North Tangipahoa Parish, LA, he was born on Tuesday, July 13, 1937, to Edna Ricks and Freler Fussell.
The beloved husband of Laura Varnado Fussell, he is survived by three sons - Jeffrey F. Fussell (Kelly), Howard Michael Fussell (Shannon) and Stephen L. Fussell (Jill); two brothers - Harold L. Fussell (Bettye) and Paul F. Fussell (Delphine); and nine grandchildren - Mikki and Dalton, Amanda, Megan, Bryce, Jacob and Madison, Lanie and Kate; and one great grandchild Marla. His parents precede him in death.
Growing up in North Tangipahoa, Howard graduated from Spring Creek High School in 1955. In 1959 he graduated from LSU with a degree in Journalism and worked for Gulf States Utilities as a copywriter and photographer. Earning his M.A. in History from Lamar University, Howard's Masters thesis was published by the Texas Historical Society. He went on to earn his J.D. from LSU, joining the law firm of Barranger, Barranger and Jones in 1968. Howard took great pride in his professional career and along with its partners; the firm grew to become what it is today... Jones Fussell, LLP. Although retiring in 2009, Howard remained close to his Jones Fussell family. The American flag that flies over the offices of Jones Fussell will be flown at half-staff Friday through Sunday.
Howard loved football and watching their three sons play at Covington High School, where he was active in the athletic association. LSU football was also a big part of his social life, usually enjoyed with the 10th Street Rowdies and neighborhood friends. He enjoyed officiating games for many years and was a member of the Louisiana High School Officiating Association.
An avid reader, Howard enjoyed music, history and to travel. He sang with the First Baptist Church Celebration Singers, Christwood Singers and the First Methodist Church choir, where he was a member.
Most of all, Howard loved his family, his wife of 57 years, three sons and their exceptional wives, nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend memorial services at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at E. J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave. Covington, LA 70433.
Visiting hours are scheduled to take place Friday, February 27, 2015 from 5-8:00 PM and also on Saturday beginning at 9:00 AM.
Immediately following Saturday's service, the Fussell family would like to invite everyone to join them at the Covington Lion's Club to raise a glass in celebration of Howard and a life well lived.
Interment will take place privately at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Covington Food Bank, 840 N. Columbia St. Covington, LA 70433 or to Heifer International, www.heifer.org or by calling (855) 948-6437.
Sign the family guest book or offer condolences to our tribute wall at www.ejfieldingfh.com.
Click here for the obituary at the E. J. Fielding Funeral Home site.