He is survived by his mother, Betty (English) Burkeen of Benton; brother, David Howard, wife Debbie of Calvert City, sister, Debbie Howard of Kuttawa; nephews, James Michael Howard of Kuttawa, Matt Howard, wife Brandi of Gilbertsville, niece, Melissa Howard of Norfolk, Virgina and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, James William Howard, step-father, William J. Burkeen; step-brothers, William Darrell Burkeen and Phillip David Burkeen.
Funeral services wereheld at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 7 at Collier Funeral Chapel located at 211 West 5th St. Benton, Kentucky 42025.
Interment followed in Marshall County Memory Gardens in Benton.
Memorial contributions may be given to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.