of Little Rock, AR
October 24, 1959 - May 10, 2022
Howard Ladd Carrithers of Little Rock passed away on May 10, 2022, in a motorcycle accident. He was born October 24, 1959, in Denton, Texas, to the late Milburn Lowell Carrithers and Barbara Ann Carrithers. In addition to his mother, Howard is survived by his wife Rachel Carrithers of Little Rock, his sister Cheryl Moore (husband Todd) of Little Rock and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Howard's life will be held Saturday, May 21, at 10 a.m. in the chapel at Roller Chenal Funeral Home.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cosmopolitan Foundation, P.O. Box 7426, Little Rock AR 72217. As a youth Howard was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and the Order of the Arrow. He played the bells at St. James United Methodist Church and sang in the choir. Howard graduated from Little Rock Parkview High School and began his interest in the printing field when working at UALR's print shop while a student there. He attended one semester of college and then moved to Dallas, Texas where he pursued a career in the printing industry. First learning the trade and then becoming a salesman traveling across the country and abroad. Howard was well-known and respected by his customers.Howard was a man of a wide array of interests from riding his motorcycle (Petit Jean was a favorite destination), playing his guitar and target shooting with both shotguns and rifles. Reading was also a favorite pastime, particularly about philosophy and religion. He loved his dog, Molly. Howard was also an avid sports fan, rooting especially for the Dallas Cowboys and the Arkansas Razorbacks.Howard was 35-years sober and a member of Alcoholics Anonymous. He helped many others on the road to recovery before joining that big AA meeting in the sky.
Great heart ❤️
I met Howard in December, 1986. We were members of the same group, and enjoyed many meetings together. Just after the sudden death of Ott Horne, Howard asked me to sponsor him…..we spoke every morning at 7:00 for some fifteen years, staying in touch and “doin’ the deal”. I know we all will miss him and his gentle spirit.
Rest in peace Howard. You will be missed.
I just met Howard last month at the range what a nice person to have as a friend he loved life just like me I was helping him to shoot better .some day when my time comes I will meet up with him. Aloha my friend. Harland and Teri Kahookele
Howard was kind and very thoughtful to ward me during Ruth Ann ‘s 20 month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was a great example of carrying the message by action- not just words! I will miss him a lot. May God Bless and care for his family
Howard will be missed! I never even heard about the accident. Another Angel left too soon. Enjoy that big meeting in the sky!
I am so sorry for your loss of Howard. I remember him as an enthusiastic BoyScout with the love of the outdoors, his participation in the life of St. James and as a student at Parkview. Please know that all his family hold a special place in my thoughts and prayers.
Uncle Howie, despite us being geographically far apart most of my life, it never felt that way when we were able to meet up. You were always so full of life, and I pray I never forget the sound of your laugh and hand clap. We are going to miss you more than words can describe, but today we choose to remember all of the wonderful memories and cherish the time together we had. I love you and know you are going to have some beautiful rides from now on.