OBITUARY - Franklyn James "Frank" Howatt - Graveside service for Franklyn James "Frank" Howatt, 82, of Lexington, will be held at Woodridge Memorial Park, 138 Corley Mill Road, Lexington, SC on Tuesday, June 14th, 2022 at 11:00 am. Woodridge Funeral Home of Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements.
Frank Howatt passed away May 13, 2022. Born in St. Augustine, Florida, he was a son of the late Franklyn George Howatt and Virginia Louise Burdette Howatt Fentress. Frank graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1962, and served in the US Marine Corps and the US Naval Reserve, retiring as a Navy Captain. After leaving the US Marine Corps, Frank was a Special Agent in the US Naval Intelligence Service. He retired as an Inspector General of the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Frank is survived by his sister; Katherine Christina Schuman (Robert) of Aurora, MO; half-sisters, Susan Fentress Fry (Curtis) of Lakeport, FL; Virginia Fentress (Steven Rann) of Atlanta, GA; Peggy Howatt Cannon (John) of Melbourne, FL ; half-brother Gil Howatt (Chelle) of St. Augustine, FL; and sister-in-law Peggy Fitts (Tom), nieces and nephews, Katherine Schaeffer, David Schuman (Jennifer); Vickie Schuman Saewert (Jeff); Scot Schuman (Arenia); Forrest Fentress Aguar; Thomas Fitts (Suzanne); Kell Fitts (Stacey); and Daniel Fitts (Elizabeth). In addition to his parents, Frank was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Aurelia S. Woolsey Howatt, and special friend, Linda J. Duquette.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the charity of one's choice.