James “Howard” Southerland, Sr., 85 passed away July 2, 2016 at Shands Hospital. Howard was born November 2, 1930 in Wauchula, FL to Ott and Guyrene Southerland. He graduated from Gainesville High School and served his country in the United States Air Force. Mr. Southerland owned and operated “Howard’s T.V.” for many years. He loved to go fishing with his grandchildren. Howard was preceded in death by his wife Matilda Branch Southerland, his parents and his sisters Julie Rice and Martha King. Survivors include his son Jimmy Southerland, Jr. (Donna), daughters Pat Southerland Mann (Spencer) and Ann Southerland, grandchildren Jeremy (Monica), Addison, Taylor, Katie and Abrianna, and a great granddaughter Gloria. A Visitation will be held Thursday evening 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside Services, with military honors, will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday July 8, 2016 in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Archer, FL. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Haven Hospice 4200 NW 90th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32606.