Life Story for Clabourn Howard
Mr. Clabourn Russell Howard, age 76, of Madison, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017 at the King's Daughters Hospital in Madison. Born November 5, 1940 in Rockcastle, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Green and Alva (Allen) Howard.
Mr. Howard spent most of his life in Madison, and retired from Indiana Gas Company/Vectren after thirty years of service as a welder. He was a member of the pipe fitters union.
Mr. Howard loved to spend time outdoors, walking in the country, fixing clocks, and working on C.B. radios. He built several feeders and enjoyed watching birds and squirrels eat from them. He also loved dogs, but none more than his "baby", Hannah.
He married Marie (Huffington) Howard on September 7, 1999 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. He was respected by Marie's children Cathy Abbott, James Snell and Joseph Snell for the devoted warm love that he had for her. They always knew that she was taken care of and was safe in his arms. She called him her "Gentle Giant." It was a common sight to see him open doors for Marie, carry in groceries, and cook dinner for her. Marie would always come home to a fresh pot of coffee.
Mr. Howard will be sadly missed by his wife; two daughters, Sabrina Stewart of Clarksville, Indiana and Barbara Howard of Jeffersonville, Indiana; step-children: Cathy Abbott and her husband, Raymond, James Snell and his wife, Vickie, all of Milton, Kentucky, and Joseph Snell and his fiance, April Austin of Madison, Loretta Wynn, Darlene Ashcraft, Laural Sheets and Dema Sue Taylor; two sisters-in-law: Katherine Howard of Livingston, Kentucky and Rosie Means of Hanover; two brothers-in-law: Dennis Huffington of Delphi, Indiana and Jim Huffington of Madison; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Mr. Howard was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Terry Howard; two brothers: Otis and Clyde Howard; and two great granddaughters, Hannah and Haley Craig.
The Reverend Ben Colburn will conduct funeral services at 7:00 PM Friday, April 21, 2017 at Lytle Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Main Street Chapel, 423 West Main Street, Madison.
Friends and family may call at the funeral home from 4 to 7 PM Friday.
Committal services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Gilbert-Howard Family Cemetery in Livingston, Kentucky.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Contributions may be made at any of the Lytle Funeral Homes & Cremation Service locations.