Phillip Darran Howard age 39 of Paris died Friday, January 21, 2022, at the Henry County Medical Center.
Born April 28, 1982, in Fort Pierce, FL, he was the son of the late Phillip Lee Howard and the late Carolyn Emmons Long.
Phillip was a team member of the Sweet Jordan’s Sweet Shop in Paris. He enjoyed bowling and playing basketball as a member of the Murray Rockets Special Olympics sports team. Attending Camp Marc of LBL every summer and attending Hoofbeats of Hope brought immense joy to his life. He also enjoyed being involved with St. Johns Community Services’ programs, such as Meals on Wheels. He was an avid fan of the Tennessee Titans, but his favorite pastime was eating, especially Mexican or Chinese food.
Survivors include his sister, Krystal (T. J.) Burkeen of Lafayette, TN; a brother, Anthony “Tony” Thomas of Paris, two nieces, Annabelle Burkeen and Lillian Burkeen; four nephews, Devin (Layken) Thomas, Logan Thomas, Andrew Burkeen, and Brody Burkeen; a great nephew, Weston Thomas, and several aunts and uncles.
Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN 38242, will be handling the arrangements.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be held Tuesday, January 25, 2022, from 3 until 7 pm at Sweet Jordans 849 Volunteer Dr., Paris, TN 38242.