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September 9, 2013

Fred Lee Howard

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Fred Lee Howard, “Poppy” of Mebane, N.C., passed away on August 24, 2013 after a long illness. He was 80 years old.

Fred was born on June 21, 1933 in Baxter, Ky. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne Sidney Howard and Minnie Harris Huddleston, as well as seven brothers,  Guy, Donald Bruce, Paul Eugene, John Charles, James Robert, William Boone, and Harold Wayne. Fred was the last of eight sons.

He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Powell Howard. Fred and Liz were married in Duncan, Okla., on Nov. 4, 1955. He is also survived by two sons, Ricky Howard and wife, Kimberly, of Fairfield, Calif., and Ira Wayne Howard and wife, Lisa, of Suisun City, Calif.

His surviving grandchildren include, Jessica Ball and husband, Jay, of Mebane, N.C., Jennifer Howard of Mebane, N.C., Melissa Johns of Brentwood, Calif., Jami Danielle Hill and husband, Kenneth, of Mebane, N.C., and Ricky Howard Jr. of Fairfield, Calif. He left behind seven great-grandchildren.

Surviving sisters include, Geraldine Stewart, of London, Ky., Madaris Cochran of Seymour, Ind., and Betty Mitchell and husband, Vernon, of London, Ky. He is also survived by three sister-in-laws, Bea Howard of Loyall, Ky., Helen Howard of Stout, Ohio, and Lois Howard of Knoxville, Tenn. Fred will be missed by a host of family members, friends, and his two very special cats, “Sneezy”  and “Mickey.”

He retired from the United State Air Force after 27 years of service. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked 18 years as a lab technician for Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Fairfield, Calif.  He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Suisum City, Calf.

Fred enjoyed vacationing in Hawaii and attending family reunions in London. When his sons, Ricky and Wayne, were growing up, he was very active in being a scoutmaster and coaching Little League baseball. He was a huge fan of Kentucky Wildcat basketball and the Cincinnati Reds baseball. He will always be remembered as a man who loved his family and did everything he could to ensure their happiness. “Rest in peace “Poppy.”

Visitation will be held Saturday, Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. until the 12 noon memorial service in the chapel of London Funeral Home with Tommy Vannatter and Wayne Howard officiating. The local DAV will be in charge of military honors. Burial will follow in McDaniel Cemetery, Laurel County.

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