Clarence Howard
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Clarence Howard, also known as “C.J.,” 54, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born on Jan, 20, 1959, to the late Claybun and Margiene Howard.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served for six years as a member of the Special Forces team.

He was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church for 13 years. He worked at ADM of Southern Cellulose, of Chattanooga, for 13 years as maintenance electricians. He worked in coal mines of Hazard, Ky. for six years as a bolt cutter. He was also an avid hunter.

He was married on Dec. 23, 1996, to his wife, Glenna. In addition to his mother and father, he is preceded in death by one daughter, Angel Mae Janie Combs; and brother-in-law, Ellis Grigsby.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 17 years, Glenna Howard: two daughters: Glinda Raye Combs and Edna Lynn Combs; two sons: Billie Combs Jr. (Tonia) and Justin Combs (Carla); mother-in-law, Ella Campbell; 19 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several extended family members and friends.

The family will have a memorial service at Philadelphia Baptist Church, 1065 Pine Grove Rd., Ringgold, Ga. 30736, Sunday Dec, 22, 2013, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Rob Borders officiating with dinner being served before the services.

You are invited to share a personal memory of C.J. or your condolences with his family at his online guestbook located at

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Howard family with these arrangements.