AMerican Veteran 11

William A. Howard

May 21, 1937 ~ March 6, 2022 (age 84)


William Arthur Howard, age 84, of Sneedville, Tennessee passed away on March 6, 2022.  He was the oldest of 15 children born to Phoebe Jane Hensley and William Pierce Howard in Harlan, Kentucky.  


A veteran of the Korean War, Arthur proudly served his country.  He was stationed in Okinawa, Japan before being honorably discharged.  Arthur was employed for over 30 years by the Detroit Stoker Company in Monroe Michigan as a machinist before retiring in 2006.  


Arthur met the love of his life, Angie Ruth Taylor, while doing odd jobs for her father in Tazewell, Tennessee.  They were married in 1959 and enjoyed 58 years together!  They were blessed with 5 children, 26 grandchildren and numerous great and great, great grandchildren. 


He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife as well as his siblings, Fannie, Harold, Wesley, Orvile, Lawrence, Donald, Robert, and Alfred. 


He is survived by his children, Avery (Kathy) Howard, Ruby (J.D.) Burkey and Edward (Rhonda) Howard of Monroe.  Thomas (April) Howard of Carleton, Michigan and Wanda Oppegard of Minnesota, as well as his siblings Lola, Enos, Carmen, Bill, Pattie and Carol. 


A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 9 at 10:00 a.m. at the Taylor Cemetery in Tazewell, Tennessee. 


McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville, Tennessee is in charge of the arrangements.

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Graveside Service
March 9, 2022

10:00 AM
Taylor Cemetery

, TN

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