Howard served in the Navy during WWII. He was a Photographer's Mate 3rd Class assigned to the USS Munda.
In 1951 Howard was Vice President of B&M Inc. The business specialized in signs (painted, neon, door lettering, etc,)5 6
Ancestry.com. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
Social Security Death Index
"Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957." index and images, FamilySearch.org
1930 United States Federal Census , Arkansas , Sebastian , Fort Smith , District 48, pg 3A
Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1949
1951 Ft Smith AR City Directory, Advertisement for the business.