Howard Baxter Maness, 90, of Robbins passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Pinelake Health and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his family.

A Celebration of Life Service will be officiated by Pastor Danny Meetze at the First Baptist Church in Robbins on Wednesday, December 12th at 2:00 pm.  Burial, with Military Honors, will follow at Pine Rest Cemetery in Robbins.

Howard was born in Robbins on August 4, 1928, the son of the late Lemuel and Florence Maness.  After proudly serving his Country in the United States Army, he worked in the Robbins Mill (Milliken) for forty-six years.  During that time he was a friend and mentor to many men and women who admired him as a great supervisor due to his never-ending love, friendship and encouragement. He was preceded in death by his sisters Blanche Brown (Glen), Alma Scott (Clinton)  brothers Ernest and Richard Maness and wife Ann and niece Linda Scott Maness.

Howard is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbara (Bobbie) Saunders Maness. Daughters Kim Williams (Bruce) and Pam Davis (Steve).  Grandchildren Shannon Criscoe (Caleb), Kirk Williams (Gina), Kelly Davis (Sabrina) and Ashley Davis (Hunter). Great-grandchildren Madison and Easton Criscoe.  Niece Karen Smith (Ronnie) and nephew Gary (Skip) Brown. He is also survived by his beloved dog, Gracie.

Howard’s greatest joy was his wife and family and spending time with them. He was also a devoted fan of Tar Heel basketball and enjoyed watching his grandkids playing sports. He will be greatly missed but his family rejoice in his ascension to his heavenly home.

The family will receive friends at Kennedy Funeral Home in Robbins on Tuesday, December 11th from 6:00 until 8:00 pm and other times at their home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Robbins First Baptist Church, P O Box 400, Robbins, NC 27325 or the Moore County Humane Society, 5355 NC Hwy 22, Carthage, NC 28327.

Kennedy Funeral home is honored to serve the Maness family.

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  1. Kim, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. When Lucas and Kirk were playing baseball together at North Moore, I remember your dad at every game. Usually getting there early to claim his spot right behind the batter’s box. A good man and great dad

  2. Bobbie, prayers and peace that only God and time can provide you in the loss of Howard.-  Hilda and I have so many fond memories of the two of you when you lived in N. Asheboro..

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