Phillip “Phil” Andrew Howard, 78, of Beaumont, Texas, died last Thursday, in Beaumont. He was born in Liberty, graduated from Dayton High School. In the Army he proudly served his country. He was an Investment Accountant for Du Pont in Nederland until his retirement . Visitation is at 10am, Saturday, in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home-Dayton. Funeral service follows at Saturday at 11am in the funeral home, A graveside service will follow in French Cemetery in Dayton. Due to conditions attendance at the visitation and the service will be limited to a manageable number of guests. Sterling Funeral Home staff urges the use of face masks for all attendees.