Morgan David Howard
Past President, LHA
We received sad news this week regarding David Howard’s passing. We had such a wonderful time with him at the recent Leftwich Historical Association Reunion in Yorktown, Virginia. We were so thankful he was able to come to Yorktown and participate in welcoming everyone to the events. He always made sure everyone introduced themselves, told us where they came from, and a little about themselves.
David was active in a number of Heritage groups. Our group was very fortunate to benefit from his guidance, hard work, and dedication for so many years. As Howard Thurmon said, he was “a loyal servant of the LHA for many years.” He was a good friend to so many of us.
David passed away on October 23, 2018 in Lynchburg, Virginia after an extended illness. He served in the Air Force as a medic, and was an educator at Central Virginia Training Center, Lynchburg City Schools and Nelson County Schools as a teacher of special needs students.
David’s wife, Becky was an invaluable asset to him and to the LHA, working beside him for long hours to make everything a success at many LHA Reunions and other events.
Several LHA members have expressed a desire to make a contribution to The Leftwich Historical Association in his honor. LHA will keep all donations in a separate memorial account until we make a decision about an appropriate form of memorial. If you wish to make a contribution, a separate account has been set up, you can go to http://leftwich.org/?product=dave-howard-memorial-contribution and make a contribution.
Please keep David’s family in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
This year’s LHA Annual Reunion will be held October 12-14 2018 in Williamsburg, VA. See attached PDF file for details and registration.
We have completed a project to digitize all past copies of the Leftwich Heritage 1993 to present. Members can access these collections of Leftwich history through the Members-only section of the website.
The Leftwich Historical Association was organized on October 10, 1992, in Lynchburg, Virginia, with sixteen charter members. The Association was established as a non-profit organization devoted to assembling and preserving genealogical and historical information pertaining to the Leftwich family. The LHA was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia on November 3, 2000.
The LHA annually publishes The Leftwich Heritage, a newsletter dealing with new genealogical finds and family interests. An annual family reunion for all members is also sponsored by the Leftwich Historical Association. For more information about membership please visit the membership page.
The LHA Website – This site has been designed to help members of the Leftwich family access information about the family as well as the Historical Association. The information and resources available on this website will increase with contributions. Please feel free to post questions, comments, and suggestions. Thank you for visiting and your interest in the Leftwich family.