Honoring the Life and Legacy of Howard Cobleby Representative Richard Hudson
Posted on 2015-12-08
of north carolina
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Mr. HUDSON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life and legacy of
my dear friend Howard Coble, who passed away on November 3, 2015. I
join the countless North Carolinians who send our prayers and sincere
condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time.
Howard was the embodiment of what it means to be a public servant and is a shining example for those who follow in his footsteps. He was a true Southern gentleman who genuinely cared about bettering the lives of those around him and dedicated his life to serving North Carolina. For his constituents, Howard spent every day of his 30 years in Congress ensuring their thoughts were clearly heard in Washington. What is even more impressive is that he consistently did so with the utmost honor, integrity and kindness.
Howard was known as a passionate leader who was guided by his conservative values and principles. He made it his purpose to serve his constituents with a steadfast commitment to ensuring that government works for the people and not the other way around. Furthermore, Howard was never afraid to reach across the aisle and had many strong friendships with Democrats and Republicans alike. A beloved son of North Carolina, he will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him, but we should find comfort in knowing Howard has found peace with our Savior.
Mr. Speaker, please join me today in remembering the life of Congressman Howard Coble and celebrating his positive legacy that will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on many generations of North Carolinians.