MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. - Thomas Carlton 'Top Cat' Howard, 85, of Belton, Ky received his eternal reward in Christ on September 15, 2013 at 7:40PM, while surrounded by family, friends, and loved ones. He was born January 4, 1928, in Daviess County to Hugh Carlton 'Dude' and Mable Howard. He was a member of Browder Missionary Baptist Church, and was a servant of the Lord for 60 years. He was retired from Green River Steel Mill in Owensboro. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Hugh Edward Howard and Sherman Lee Howard.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Josephine Pearl Stanley Howard; children Barbara (Randall) Hardison of Belton, Timothy (Linda) Howard of Belton, and Sherry (Eddie) Robison of Georgetown; grandchildren Angie Hardison, Stephanie (Phil) Cole, Troy (Hazel) Howard, Erica (Scotty) Smith, Cory (Becka) Howard, Logan Robison, and Brent (AnnMarie) Robison; great-grandchildren Dillion (Tiffany) Parsons, Tory Parsons, Zack Parsons, Natalie Howard, Chase Howard, Ethan Howard, Bryce Carter, Brittany Carter, and Ian Robison; and great-great-grandchild Spencer Parsons.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 2:00PM at Tucker Beechmont Funeral Home, with Dr. Ron Wells officiating, and Rev. Jeremy Jessup assisting. Burial in Union Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-8PM at the funeral home. There will be a meal provided at Browder Missionary Baptist Church on Wednesday following the funeral. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.

Posted on 2/2/14

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