Graveside service for Loyd Tarten Howard age 86 of Hartselle will be Monday, September 14, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Hartselle Memory Gardens Cemetery with Brother Ben Bates officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Sunday evening at the funeral home.
Mr. Howard who was born May 13, 1934 in Morgan County to Otis Howard and Opal Plemons Howard, died on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Decatur Morgan Hospital. He retired from Sterling Plumbing- Owens Corning Fiberglass- Worthington Corporation where he worked in Maintenance. He loved to deer hunt, fish, the Alabama Crimson Tide and going to the pool room in Hartselle. He enjoyed the outdoors, bush-hogging, mowing grass, watching the birds, especially the hummingbirds and was a wonderful family man who was proud of the fact that he and Sarah had been married 70 years. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah Shadrix Howard; 3 sons, Larry Stephen Howard of Huntsville, Gary Howard of Birmingham and Loyd Wayne Howard (Gail) of Hartselle; 2 daughters, Joan Stone (Dale) of Cherokee and Tammy Tallent (Clay) of Huntsville; 1 sister, Martha Stephenson of Hartselle.
8 Grandchildren, 15 Great-Grandchildren and 8 Great-great-grandchildren
Brian Wilbanks, Noah VanWinkle, Bobby Hunter, Albert VanWinkle, Jordan VanWinkle and Dale Stone will serve as Pallbearers.
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