James “Ken” Kenneth Howard, 91, of Owensboro, passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at home. He was born Nov. 18, 1930, in McLean County to the late James E. and Addie West Howard. James was a financial manager of the Vocational Education Region Three. He enjoyed woodworking and was very crafty. Grandchildren would always seek out his help when something needed to be fixed. He was dedicated to God and was an avid gardener.
Ken was preceded in death by his son, Michael Howard; and his grandson, Cody Kirkpatrick.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Howard; his children, Leesa (Steve) Edge and Kathy Hays (Bill Schmitt); his stepchildren, Kevin Farley, Stephen Farley and Bradley Kirkpatrick; his daughter-in-law, Kim Howard; his grandchildren, Eric (Emily) Farley, Stevie (Jake) Cummings, Jason Hays, Joshua Hays, Kela Hays, Cooper Howard, Zachary Farley and Kevin “K.J.” Farley; and several great-grandchildren.
The service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with visitation beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Owensboro Memorial Gardens.
Condolences and memories may be offered online at www.glenncares.com.