Joseph “Donald” Howard, Sr.

June 2, 1937 - November 29, 2023

Joseph “Donald” Howard, Sr.

Joseph “Donald” Howard, Sr., 86, of Whitesville, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2023. He was born on June 2, 1937 in Daviess County to the late Paul and Anita Howard. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Marine Corps. Donald worked maintenance at and retired from NSA after 30 years of service. He enjoyed refinishing furniture, being outdoors and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Donald is preceded in death by his siblings, Coy, Roy, Roger, Jack, Mildred and Junior.

Donald is survived by his wife of 61 years, Shirley Edge Howard; their children, Joseph “Donnie” (Donna) Howard and George (Amanda) Howard; grandchildren, Logan (Kendal) Howard, Will (Sophie) Howard, Liza (Jay) Butler, Zach, Eric, Ethan and Georgia Howard; and great grandchildren, Lola, Daphne and Everleigh; and his siblings, Jerry “Jenks” Howard, Marilyn Lewis, Mary Roberts and Eddie Howard.

A funeral mass will be said on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Whitesville, with burial following at St. Mary of the Woods Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, December 1, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with prayers at 2:00 p.m. at Cecil Funeral Home in Whitesville, KY.