Ralph Thomas Howard

Born: Wed., Mar. 7, 1945
Died: Sun., Jan. 3, 2021


12:00 PM Sat., Jan. 09, 2021
Location: Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., Jan. 09, 2021
Location: Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home

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Ralph Thomas Howard, 75, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2021 at the UK-Chandler Medical Center. 

A Millersburg native born March 7, 1945 to the late Leonard Francis, Sr. & Mary Agnes Soister Howard, he was a graduate of the Millersburg Military Institute, a former warehouse supervisor with the W.R. Stamler Corporation/Joy Mining & Machinery, a member of American Legion Post 257-Millersburg and the United Methodist Church. Ralph loved spending time on his boat at Cave Run Lake. 

Surviving are 2 sons: Michael Howard, of Mt. Sterling, and Jeffery Howard, of Carlisle; 2 brothers: Dennis (Joyce) Howard, of Millersburg, and Leonard F. (Kathy) Howard, Jr., of Carlisle; a sister, Mary Frances (Gary) Link, of Carlisle; a special friend, Kathy Hilander, of Carlisle; his beloved dogs, Kourtney & Koko; and several nieces and nephews.

Also preceding him in death were a brother, Donald Ray Howard, Sr., and a nephew, Donald Ray Howard, Jr. 

A memorial service with military honors will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, January 9, 2021 by Rev. Wayne Tolson at Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home. 

Visitation will be from 12:00 Noon Saturday until the time of service. 

Charitable donations may be made in Ralph's memory to the following organization:

American Legion Post 257
P.O. Box 37, 405 Miller Street, Millersburg, KY 40348
Tel: 859-484-3310

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Mitchell Kearns
   Posted Mon January 04, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Ralph go back a long playing softball and at the lake. Prayers for the family he will be truly missed.

David Back
   Posted Mon January 04, 2021
So sorry for your loss. I always thought of Ralph as a good friend and looked forward to the times he would come to the marina. Ralph was a kind soul and a friend to everyone. He was always willing to help anyone in need and I’ll have a smile on my face whenever I remember my time talking and joking with him. Prayers for peace and comfort in these dark times.

Leonard Shields
   Posted Mon January 04, 2021

Small Spathiphyllum was sent by Leonard and Jennifer Shields.

Loving memory of Ralph

Greg and Mia McCoy
   Posted Mon January 04, 2021
Our hearts ache from the loss of Ralph. Such an outstanding person and our honor to call him a friend. His dear family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

The Irvin Family
   Posted Mon January 04, 2021
So sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers to the family

Barbara Powell
   Posted Mon January 04, 2021
Grew up with Ralph ,he and brothers were good friends of my brother [Tommy Sexton] love and hugs to his family..

Diane Howard
   Posted Mon January 04, 2021
So sorry to see my ex husband Ralph Howard gone he was a good friend he will be miss by a lot of people.

Steve Hill(brother in law of Brian Hilander)
   Posted Mon January 04, 2021
Ralph was like family to us. We loved when he would visit the HILANDER’s in Paris. I am not sure if I ever saw Ralph have a bad day. His laugh and joy for life will never be forgotten. Please know that we are praying for his family and those who loved him.

Joyce Rose
   Posted Thu January 07, 2021
Condolences to family and friends. He was a great man and will be missed by many.

Brian Rose
   Posted Thu January 07, 2021
Deepest sympathy for family and friends. Ralph was a wonderful person and will be truly missed.

With love,
Brian and Jennifer Rose
Steve and Debbie Ferguson

Bill Dunn
   Posted Fri January 08, 2021
So sorry to hear about his passing, I enjoyed working with Ralph and for his help when I would come to Stamler to get my loads to haul. He will missed and I will never forget him.
Prayers to the family,
Bill Dunn (Sebastian Trucking)

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