HOPKINSVILLE, KY - Joe M. Howard, 92, passed away at 12:35 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Covington’s Convalescent Center following a long illness.
A native of Nashville, TN he was born September 21, 1919 the son of the late Joseph Michael Howard, Jr. and Ida Pleasant Howard. He retired from work in Financial Services with Associates Capital and was also a retired banker from Planters Bank in Hopkinsville. He was a United States Air Force veteran having served in the South Pacific during WWII. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Hopkinsville.
He was preceded in death by a son, J. Michael Howard IV.
Survivors include his wife: Hilda M. Howard; his son: Jonathan Carter Howard (Susan) of Danville, KY; his daughter: Allene Howard Newton (Lonnie) of Hendersonville, TN; his sister: Marjorie Howard of Nashville, TN; and his two grandchildren: Carrington Carter Newton and Elizabeth Morgan Newton.
Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Rick Stevens officiating. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 2:15 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, TN. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home. Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund 1400 S. Main Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.
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