Claude Cecil Howard, Jr., 66, of Ashland, passed away Friday, September 14, 2018.
He was born August 25, 1952, in Ashland, KY, a son of Bertha Boyd Howard of Ashland and the late Claude Cecil Howard, Sr. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Paula Howard Hill.
He was a 1970 graduate of Boyd County High School. He was a member of Elks Lodge BPOE 350, was an avid UK sports fan and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends.
In addition to his mother, survivors include his loving wife of 46 years Rebecca Humphrey Howard of Ashland; two sons, Lt. Col. (Dr.) Kevin (Shawna) Howard of Raceland and Craig (Jolinda) Howard of Ashland; brothers, Kenneth Lee (Rhonda) Howard, Timothy Jay (Pam) Howard and Lundy Edward (Angela) Howard all of Ashland; sisters, Patricia Ann Baldridge of Ashland, Sabrina Stone of Louisville and Carlotta (Randy) Wallace of Texas; two grandchildren, CaLeigh and Colin Howard. He is also survived by a host of extended family members and dear friends.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel with words of comfort by Michael Compliment. Entombment will follow in Ashland Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.steenfuneralhome.com.