Robert E. "Bob" Howard

April 28, 1930 ~ October 4, 2020 (age 90)


Robert E. "Bob" Howard, 90, of West Frankfort passed away Sunday evening, October 4, 2020 at the Herrin Hospital.
Bob was born in Bonnie, IL on April 28, 1930 the son of Samueal & Grace (Oathout) Howard.
On January 3, 1946 in Pocahontas, Arkansas Bob married his childhood sweetheart Louise Chesney. With God and love they shared 73 years of marriage.
Mr. Howard retired after 32 years of driving for UPS. Bob & his wife Louise were very active musically in several area churches for many years. Bob was a life long Cubs Fan.
Mr. Howard is survived by his:
Wife: Louise Howard of West Frankfort
2 Sons:
Rich Howard & wife Linda of Marion, IL
Ron Howard & wife Julie of West Frankfort, IL
Brandon Howard and his daughter Nikki Furlong
Tyler Howard & wife Kim and their children Hudson & Brody Howard
Gretchen Marks (Deceased) & husband Joe and their children Abby & Lily Marks
Ted Howard and his children Alexis & Canaan Howard
Justin Howard and his children Cameron & Briley Howard
Aaron Howard
1 Sister-in-law: Mary Ellen Hoppes
Mr. Howard was preceded in death by his Parents, a Son-Robert E. "Robbie" Howard, Jr., Daughter-in-law-Janet Howard, 5 Brothers-Hansel Howard, Harley Howard, Doyle Howard, Buck Howard & Maurice Howard, and 4 Sisters-Fern Mendenhall, Rita Knowles, Ruth Hoots & Muriel Allen.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 8th at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Pastor Joe Daniels officiating. Burial will be in the Kirk Cemetery in Ina, IL. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Thursday at the funeral home.
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October 8, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Funeral Service
October 8, 2020

1:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

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