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“To the Family,You have our deepest sympathy and condolences in the loss of Mr. Howard. May you find peace and comfort in the many memories the...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Sarah Mitchell - Franklin, LA

“My prayers extended to family and friends, may he rest in peace. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Sheryl Landry - Franklin, LA

3 of 14 | Posted by: THOR FREDERICK - BALDWIN, LA

“Sending thoughts and prayers to all. Reflecting on all the childhood memories spent with my Parrain. Will be deeply missed.. Much Love from my...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: David Tabb Sr. - Franklin, LA

“Sorry to hear of Howard's death. Howard was a classmate and a childhood friend and neighbor and will be remembered and missed by all that knew him....Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Dale Robicheaux - Franklin, LA

“So Sorry Prayers Love And Hugs To The Family ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Harold & Kim Kelly - Franklin, LA

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Howard will be missed ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Carrie Narcisse - Franklin, LA

“You are such an amazing man. I loved being able to spend time with you through all of those summers. Thank you for being such an enormous impact on...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Miranda Louviere - Dayton, TX

“We all loved you so much an will miss all the jokes an stories that you told god bless your family we love all of y'all ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Stephanie Firmin - Franklin, LA

“Our deepest condolences to the family. May God be with all of you. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Dale Anslum - Charenton, LA

“Tina,Megan, Taylor and The Tabb Family Our Condolences to All of You May God grant you All Strength and Comfort in your time of Sorrow. Our Thoughts...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Linda & Gerald Webber - Franklin, LA

“Keeping the family in my prayers. May God watch over y'all at this time of loss. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Mae Clarkston - Franklin, LA

“Prayers for all of you. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Suzy Day - Franklin, LA

“Please accept our deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. May Mr. Howard rest in God's eternal peace and...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA

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Howard J. Tabb Sr., a lifelong resident of Baldwin, passed away at his home on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the age of 73.

Howard served his country honorably in the Louisiana Army National Guard, where he received a degree in Business Administration. However, he preferred working with his hands rather than being in an office, and so made a career in the Construction Industry. He was a jack-of-all-trades who could do anything. He retired from construction when he lost his eyesight due to health issues. Anyone who knew Howard knew of his love of livestock and 4-H. He particularly loved raising and showing rabbits and was a lifetime participant and supporter of St. Mary Parish 4-H. He will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those he leaves to cherish his memory include his wife of 47 years, Sandra Sauce Tabb; four children, Tina M. Harmon and her husband Dwayne, Howard J. Tabb Jr. and his wife Sheila, Rachel Folks and her husband David, and Joseph A. Tabb and his wife Natalie; nine grandchildren, Brock J. Tabb and his wife Hillarie, Meagan C. Tabb, Paige M. Gott and her husband Andrew, Drew N. Vouglas and her husband Thomas, Taylor Beverly, David G. Folks Jr., Avery G. Tabb, Anna-Katherine Tabb, and Tucker Tabb; six great grandchildren, D. J. Mitchell, Cataleya Mitchell, Abigail Gott, Hannah Gott, Olivia Vouglas, and Eden Gott; brother-in-law, Huey Carline and Joseph Sauce and his wife Flo; sisters-in-law, Irene Tabb, Margie Guillotte, Marie Henson, Kathy Stroud and her husband Garland, and Faith Broussard and her husband Alton "Buffa"; and a host of nieces, nephews, family members, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred Joseph Tabb; his mother, Eva Tabb Goulas; his grandson, Blaine A. Tabb; his brothers, Curless "Black" Tabb, Sidney Tabb, John Richard Tabb, and Claude Tabb; his sister, Anna Mae Carline; his father and mother-in-law, Joseph Sauce Sr. and Elmire Daigle Sauce; and his sister-in-law, Amanda Mayon and her husband Egbert.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Ibert's Mortuary in Franklin on Monday, April 2, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and again Tuesday, April 3, beginning at 8:00 a.m., followed by funeral services at 12:00 p.m. Howard will be laid to rest in the Franklin Cemetery next to his grandson, Blaine. Pallbearers will be Howard J. Tabb Jr., Joseph A. Tabb, Brock J. Tabb, Andrew Gott, Dwayne Harmon, David Folks Jr., David Folks Sr., Larry Carline, Thomas Vouglas, Louis B. Tabb, and Melvin Tyler.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5426.