Raymond Howard, age 82, of Mt. Washington, formerly of Floyd County, widower of Opal Montana Vanderpool Howard, died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Kindred Hospital, in Louisville.
He was born March 29, 1930, at Garth, a son of the late Harvey and Ollie Shepherd Howard. Raymond was a U.S. Army veteran, having served a total of 48 years. He taught JROTC in Richmond, Va., the last 24 years of his military career. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was member of the Freedom Baptist Church, in Mt. Washington.
He is survived by two sons, Thomas Harvey Howard and James Russell Howard, both of Hopewell, Va.; two daughters, Mona Rae Howard, of Mt. Washington, and Sandra Kay Wallace, of Reston, Va.; two brothers, James D. Howard, of Kentucky, and Orville Howard, of Florida; five sisters, Audrey Loughran, of Florida, Wendy Wise, of North Carolina, Ida Townsend, of Ohio, Della Cook, of Ohio, and Doris Childress, of Kittshill, Ohio; five grandchildren, Brian, John Thomas, Robert, Noah and Alec; and one great grandchild.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Emma Short and Margaret Rose.
Funeral services for Raymond Howard were conducted Thursday, June 21, in the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin, with Bethel Bolen officiating. Burial followed in the Brushy Bill Cemetery, at Gunlock.