Howard Sullivan Jr

Born April 1, 1942 to Howard & Claudia “Joyce” Sullivan and his sister Harriett.
Howard went to be with the Lord on June 12, 2024 after complications from heart surgery in March.

He never gave up and fought hard to get back home. Howard is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Carol Jean Sullivan. His son, Howard III Sanford, grandson, Brandon Sullivan and his wife Chelsea Sullivan and his biggest fan, great granddaughter, Morgan Layne Sullivan all in Fern Park. Also, Mr. & Mrs. Fred Layne of Altamonte Springs, his brother in-law and sister in-law. Missy Godinez, niece deceased and Todd VanBrackle, nephew deceased.

Father in-law James Franklin Boyd and mother in-law Maggie Mae Cooper-Boyd both deceased. Step grandsons, Matthew Sukovich, United States Army, Cory Sukovich, United States Army and Bailey Sukovich honorable discharge United States Army.
He was born at Florida hospital south, as well as Jean and Howard III and he was very proud that we were all Florida natives.

Howard was employed in 1968 by Wiginton Fire Sprinkler where he also retired from. Howard was part of the original 5 men that started the company and was the last survivor. Joe Wiginton. Gail Wiginton, Danny Wiginton, Pete Glaze and of course “Big Howard.” His dedication to the company was impeccable and he trained more pipefitters most likely than any other person at the company.

He always had a passion for anything outdoors and loved hunting and fishing. He and Howard Sr had a cabin in Dixon, Wyoming where they would spend 3 weeks every fall hunting mule deer and antelope. He was also an avid softball player and even got to play competitive games and tournaments with Howard III. He was a huge University of Florida Gators fan and his apparel proved it.

His greatest desire in life was by far, to have the pleasure of seeing his great granddaughter Morgan almost on a daily basis and taking her to school and picking her up. Ironically the man that most men feared would get down on the floor and play barbies with her as well as hide and seek in the house. It is funny how a small child can soften the heart of such a stern man.

He will be missed terribly by so many friends and family. He would not want anyone to be sad but to be happy where he is now.

See ya later alligator.

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