Ira Howard

January 1, 1948 - July 12, 2019

Ira Howard, 71, of Utica, passed away July 12, 2019 at home. He was born in Ohio County on January 1, 1948 to the late Myron and Juanita Sharp Howard. Ira was a member of New Panther Creek Baptist Church. He retired from Yager Materials and was also a taste tester for Swedish Match. Ira enjoyed gardening, fishing and growing tobacco. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Billy Howard.

Ira is survived by his wife of 48 ½ years, Sharon Howard; children, Dewayne (Virginia) Howard, Teresa (Doug) Meyer, Amanda Howard and Raymond Howard; grandchildren, Lauren, Ashley, Noah, Emily, Katelyn, Harlan and Jarrin and great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Oliver and Liam.

Visitation for Ira Howard will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Monday morning at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. A graveside service at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Fort Knox is pending.

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