In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Edna Helton Howard; brothers, Estill Howard, Larkin Howard, Steve Howard; sisters, Ruth Rhinehart, Crystal Bryan, and Mary Lee Greer.
He is survived by two sons, Bruce Howard and wife Pat of Baxter and Bob Howard and wife Susan of Fernandina Beach, FL; three grandchildren, Adam Howard of Baxter, KY, Jessica Mackesy of St. Petersburg, FL and Justin Howard of Tucson, AZ and one great grandchild, Logan Mackesy. Several other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. with the Rev. Obie Clark officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until the funeral hour in the chapel of Mount Pleasant Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Resthaven Cemetery in Keith, KY with military rites conducted by the Harlan County Honor Guard who will also serve as pallbearers.
Online condolences maybe left for the family atwww.harlanobits.net.
Mount Pleasant Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.