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Howard E. Jeffries, Jr.


gt Howard E. Jeffries, 87, of Largo, died March 28, 2018. He moved here from Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a retired banker with Chase Bank.


He served in the Marine Corps in the Korean War. He was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, two Purple Hearts, the Marine Corps Good Conduct Award, two Korean Service Medals and the United Nations Service Medal. He is survived by his friends at Down Yonder Village and American Legion Post 273.


He will be buried with full military honors at Sarasota National Cemetery on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 12:30 pm. All guests planning on attending should arrive at 12:00 pm. Military honors will be provided by the United States Marine Corps, American Legion Post 125 from Gulfport and MCL Det 588 from Bradenton. The Patriot Guard Riders will also be invited as honored guests. 

Friends and fellow Marines who served in Korea with Howard are invited to share a memory and sign his guestbook below. 

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  • Jim Rudolph says:

    After meeting his friends, hearing stories about him, I wish I had met this man. He was quite a Marine, walking through his home, it was a shrine to his wife and to his beloved Marine Corps. We are lucky to have had such men protecting our great nation.

  • The Boyd family says:

    Peggy, Katherine, Connor and I have very fond memories of the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners we shared together. You are a true friend, gentlemen and always a pleasure to be with. We consider you to be one of our family. Your gallant military service is a great tribute to your distinguished and meaningful life.

  • Allen Livingston says:

    Sorry to hear Conrad last his soul be at rest the Lord gives and the Lord take away

  • Antoinette Sturges says:

    Thank you so much for your service,you are a true hero