George Ray Howard, 77
George Ray Howard, 77 of Stout, died Thursday April 26, 2018 at his home. He was born January 8, 1941 in Lewis County, Kentucky to the late George Howard and Sophia Bell (Frank) Durham who raised him. George was a retired Senior Master Sergeant of the United States Air Force after 25 years of service. He was also retired from the City of Portsmouth after 27 years where he was the Assistant Director for Public Utilities. He attended Pond Run Baptist and was a member of the James Dickey Post 23 American Legion. Along with his parents George was preceded in death by his first wife Patricia Jordan Howard.
George is survived by his wife Jane Hopkins Howard who he married on May 21, 2008, 2 daughters: Janell Townsend of Argillite, KY and Jamie Morris of Kokomo, IN., stepdaughters: Cindy (Ty) Crabtree of West Portsmouth and Sherri Tyree of Athens, 2 stepsons: Larry D. Tyree of Amelia and Shawn Tyree of Stout, grandchildren: Chris Saicheck, Kevin (Rebeca) Saicheck, Brittany Morris and Chad Ryan, step grandchildren: Angel (Tony) Rammel, Joseph Tyree, Sheana Mershon, Kelly Tyree, Ty Aaron Crabtree and Jared Crabtree, Adrianne and Anna Crabtree, great grandchild Cael Saicheck, step great grandchildren: Kara, Kayla and Aubree Rammel, Ezekial Tyree Bryant and Khloe Tyree.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday April 29, 2018 at the Roger W. Davis Funeral Home in West Portsmouth with Jimmy McCullough officiating. Interment will be in Lewis County Memory Gardens with graveside military rites by VFW 5438 of Vanceburg, KY. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8:00 PM on Saturday and one hour prior to the service on Sunday. Condolences may be sent to www.rogerwdavisfuneralhome.com.