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Charles  Gilbert Howard

Obituary for Charles Gilbert Howard

August 14, 1932 - January 10, 2020
Morgantown, Kentucky | Age 87


Charles Gilbert Howard, 87, of Morgantown and Owensboro passed away Friday, January 10, 2020 of a stroke at Norton Hospital in Louisville. He graduated from St. Francis High School in 1950, was a faithful member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church, and was devoted to the rosary. Charles was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He retired after 39 years as a Manager/Product Administrator at IBM Corporation in California, Florida, and Texas. Charles was a quiet man, a model of peace and patience, neat and organized, dearly loved his family and cherished sending birthday cards. Early in life, his mechanical skills expressed themselves in building bicycles and hobbies that included automotive mechanics.

Born August 14, 1932 in Whitesville, Charles was the son of the late Charles Kevin Howard and Mary Myrtle Coomes Howard. In addition to his parents, Mr. Howard also was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Jean Jones Howard in 2005 and his sister, Doris Jean Howard Schwartz.

Surviving him are his sons, Charles Anthony Howard (Teresa) of Leander, Texas and Christopher Paul Howard (Maria) of San Marcos, Texas; nine grandchildren: Jennifer, Elizabeth, Charles, Shannon, Amy Marie, Kevin, Christy, Robert, and Sonya; nine great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; brother, Joseph Carl Howard; sisters, Mary Kay Kittinger (Don), Wila Marie Dobric (Roy), and Joyce Ann Lane (Danny); his loving companion of 12 years, Doris Haragan of Owensboro and her children: Mark Hayden (Ettagene), John Hayden, Virginia Cook (Eddie), Lisa Guinn, Stephanie Houtchen (Mike), Rose Reisz (Mark), Blaise Poth (Roger), Anne Kandul (Tom), and Jeanne Hayden; numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass for Charles Howard will be 1:30 pm Friday at Blessed Mother Catholic Church. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 until 8:00 with prayers at 7:00 and Friday from 12:00 until 1:00 at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Entombment will be in Resurrection Cemetery.

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