HOWARD, Paul Donald "Don" – Born May 16, 1929, received in the arms of Jesus July 17, 2013. He taught the Men's Bible Class at St. John's United Methodist Church for over 50 years; he was a faithful member of the choir, active on the board, and participated many years raising funds for Big Brothers. Most recently he worked with St. John's outreach ministry feeding the homeless. He was a member of the Ford Retired Golf Association and enjoyed friendships in both church and sports. Don served the West Nashville area as the owner/manager of West Side Auto Parts for 46 years. His store and red pickup truck were familiar sights on Charlotte Pike. He had a big Tom's snack jar on the counter and every now and then he would let you stick your arm down in it and get peanuts and crackers. On a good day he'd open the coke machine and give you a really cold coke. Don was married 65 years and is survived by his loving wife Betty; two daughters, Sandra David Wood and Libby Roger Hampton; 9 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren; and 2 cats. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sanford Wesley Howard and Bessie French Howard, 3 brothers, and 4 sisters. The funeral service will be on Saturday, July 19th at 11am, at the St. John's United Methodist Church, 6300 Charlotte Avenue with Tony Lain officiating. Interment will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the St. John's UMC. The family would like to acknowledge the care and support of Dr. Craig Sussman and Dr. Howard Kershner. Visitation will be on Friday from 3-8pm at the funeral home and on Saturday from 10:30am until the service at the church.