Alan Robert Howard

May 6, 1937 - December 26, 2021

Alan Robert Howard, 84, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born May 6, 1937 in Philpot to the late Robert Vincent and Nora Hannah Hinsey Howard. Alan retired after 41 years from W.R. Grace where he worked as a chemical operator and was a U.S. Navy veteran, which he was very proud. He was a member of St. Pius Catholic Church. Alan was a history buff, avid reader, liked poetry and loved watching Jeopardy. He was the highlight of any social gathering with his funny stories and jokes. His four great-granddaughters were the highlight of his life.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, George W. Howard and Vincent C. Howard; and a sister, Anna Marie Krayzel.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Shirley Hartz Howard; daughter, Donna Howard Coleman of Owensboro; son, Richard Alan Howard of Sandborn, Indiana; four grandchildren, Heath Coleman, Terany Gaddis, Aaron Howard, and Kirstin Howard; four great-granddaughters, Addie, Karalee, Hailee, and Kinley; his twin sisters, Alena Francis Gilbreath of Roswell, GA; and two brothers, Gerald P. Howard of Philpot and Anthony Gene Howard of Owensboro.

Funeral services are private. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758541, Topeka, KS 66675-8541.