MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia - Roswell "Roz" Howard, a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame and former NASCAR driver, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at the age of 91.
A native of Macon, Howard raced stock cars during the 1940s, 50s and 60s and earned a MARC (now ARCA) Southern Late-Model Points championship title in 1957. He also competed in many NASCAR Grand National (now Sprint Cup) events with a career-best finish of seventh at Atlanta International Raceway (now Atlanta Motor Speedway).
Inducted into the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame in 2004, a replica of his 1957 championship winning Chevrolet is on display at the Hall of Fame in Dawsonville.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm Saturday, January 5 at Lakeside Baptist Church in Milledgeville with interment following in Heritage Memorial Park. Williams Funeral Home of Milledgeville is in charge of arrangements.
For more information about Howard's racing career, read Brandon Reed's article in Raceweek Illustrated.