- "Here, take this."
- —Howard to a little boy.[src]
Nothing is known about Howard's life prior to or as the outbreak began.
Howard is mentioned to be in a group with Martinez and other survivors. While on a supply run, Pete Dolgen asks if they are sure they're heading in the right direction, and Martinez replies that if Howard's map is right. Mitch says to Martinez that they should've dragged him out of camp to make sure, but as stated by Martinez he is an old man and can barely walk. Mitch again replies back, saying that's why he said "dragged". Later, Howard listens in a crowd to Mitch Dolgen notifying them that Caesar Martinez is dead.
Howard is seen retrieving a couple of chairs from one of the RVs at the river camp and walking off with the little boy. After the prison assault, Howard's fate, along with the rest of the survivors who stayed behind, is ultimately unknown, but considering his age and the large time-skip, he is likely deceased.
This list shows the victims Howard has killed:
- Possibly a few zombies