Bernard Clay Howard, II (Nard, Bubby, Fish), age 69, of Lexington, KY (Idle Hour), passed peacefully into God’s graces on Sunday, February 28th, (also his mother’s birthday) after a trying battle with kidney disease.
Gravesides burial will be March 16th, on Wednesday in Howard Cemetery, White Oak, KY., where he spent his early childhood. He will be laid to rest in the family cemetery on “the hill”, as he called it by his beloved mother and father.
Bernard was born in West Liberty, KY on 12/22/1952. He attended Henry Clay High School in Lexington, KY, and went to MMI in Millersburg KY. He worked as an electrician and retired from Johnson Sign Co. and Impact Graphics, where he painted signs for Keeneland. Bernard liked motor cycles and boating. He will be fondly remembered by so many family and friends, especially for his kindness and “game on“ personality. He was a warrior throughout life, and had a special connection with people.
Bernard is survived by his son, Bernard Clay Howard the III, sisters, Anita Ann Byers,(Jeffrey) Florence Maurine Terry, (Tim) and Bridgette Howard: granddaughter, Whitney Lynn Howard, great-grandchildren, Christopher Daniel Clay Morris, and Amelia Lynn White. Nieces, Alicia, Amy, Allison, Adriene, Shiloh, Gabrielle, Hannah, Abbey, Nephews, Michael, Austin. Bernard also had so many cousins that he grew up with and loved. Bernard is preceded in death by his father, Bernard Eldon Howard, mother, Deloris Merita Byrd Howard. Also, two sisters, Mary Roe Guilfoil (Mike) and Merita Fay Howard.
“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear.”
Herald & Stewart & Halsey Funeral Home, West Liberty, KY in care of graveside services.
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