BENTON — Robert Howard, 88, of Benton died Saturday, October 12, 2013, at his home.
He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and a Sunday School teacher. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union # 816.
He is survived by his wife, Laura (Pierce) Howard; one daughter, Cynthia Ham of Benton; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three sisters and one son Sammy Howard. His parents were Rotchie Howard and Esther (Parks) Howard.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at Collier Funeral Home in Benton with Mark Thweatt and David Belcher officiating. Interment will be at Marshall County Memory Gardens in Benton.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, October 14, 2013, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Education Fund at New Bethel Baptist Church, c/o Collier Funeral Home, P.O. Box 492, Benton, KY 42025.