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Kenneth M. Howard Jr, 71, Adair County, KY (1947-2018)

He joined the United States Air Force and was in Germany for four years. He graduated from the Kentucky State Police Academy and served as a Kentucky State Trooper. He had a career with the City of Louisville Arson Squad as an Arson Investigator for just under 20 years.

Kenneth M. Howard Jr. died peacefully surround by loved ones in Columbia, KY on January 4th, 2019 at the age of 71.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 7pmCT Monday, January 7, 2019 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, with a Candle Light Vigil to follow. Bro. Stanley Watson will officiate the ceremony. Ken's Caregiver, Robert Hamlett, will talk briefly about Ken's life. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Ken's life. Visitation will be from 2-7pmCT Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, KY.

Ken is survived by his loving wife of forty-four years, Judy Reeder Howard of Columbia, KY

Stepson Troy Hall of Louisville, KY

Son Scott Howard of Glendale, KY

Son Brent Howard of Morganfield KY

Mother Sue Howard of Lexington KY

Sister Sharon Howard of Lexington, KY

Brother Frank Howard of Jacksonville, FL

Grandchildren Bryce, Sarah and Jake.

He is preceded in death by his father Kenneth M. Howard Sr.

Ken was born on July 10, 1947 in Albany KY at Maple Hill Hospital to Kenneth and Sue Howard. He graduated from Clinton County High School in 1966. He then joined the United States Air Force, where he was stationed in Germany for four years. After moving to Uniontown KY, Ken graduated from the Kentucky State Police Academy, and served as a Kentucky State Police Trooper for three and a half years. He and his family then moved to Louisville KY in 1975, where he began a career with the City of Louisville Arson Squad as an Arson Investigator, where he worked for seventeen and a half years.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

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Kenneth M. Howard Jr, 71, Adair County, KY (1947-2018)

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