Fort Branch, IN – Bernard Gilbert Howard, 78, of Fort Branch, Indiana passed away on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville, Indiana. He was born in Pennington Gap, Virginia on September 3, 1943 to the late William and Cecelia (Powell) Howard.
Bernard served in the United States Navy and was a member of the VFW Post #25. As a handyman, a tinkerer and a jack of all trades, he enjoyed working on home improvement projects. Most of all though, Bernard loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his son, Eric Howard; his grandchildren, Pierce, Tanner and Karalyn Howard as well as his daughter in law, Debra Howard.
Bernard is preceded in death by his wife, Arnetta Howard and his son, Michael Howard.
Simple Cremation Evansville is entrusted with care.
Friends may send a condolence to the family at www.SimpleCremationEvansville.com
Mary Stricker says
I have some great memories of Bernie. He will be missed by so many. Love and prayers for the Eric and the Howard family.
Kris Beard says
My thoughts are with you and your family.
Don Cooper says
Eric so sorry for the loss of Bernie. He was a cousin of mine and I think the last living of the Howard children. I visited on the phone with him every few months and came over to see him about a year ago. We had a great talk about our grandchildren and he was very proud of his.!! Again, sorry to get this news. Don Cooper, Cicero,In.
Anne Little says
So very sorry, Eric and family. Sending big hugs and love. Bernie was such a nice man to be around. May he Rest In Peace ❤️🙏🏻❤️
Bill & Marsha Kreitenstein says
What a wonderful friend to Bill and I. Many good times with him and Arnetta. So sorry for your loss Eric. We will sure miss our dear friend.
Robin Matsel says
Sorry to hear this prayers for you and your family your dad was a very nice person used to play pool with him and your brother nice people
Deb Brewer Bray says
I loved to watch your Mom n Dad dance, they were so good. Many good memories of cook outs and swimming with them. Bernie was always smiling and laughing. That is how I’ll remember him, laughing. Hugs to you and the grandkids❤
KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY says
ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELEY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY