September 24, 1932 - April 29, 2019
William Lewis “Bubba” Howard, 86, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2019 at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Bubba was born September 24, 1932 to William and Lily Howard of Louisville, Kentucky, the youngest of 6 children. He graduated from Central High School in 1950. Bubba was a Korean War Veteran and served in the Army from 1950 - 1960. Bubba married his beautiful bride, Lula Mae Kennedy, in Louisville on July 2, 1955. Lula & Bubba knew each other their entire lives. Their families belonged to the same church. Bubba sang in the Junior Choir, Young Adult Choir and the Brotherhood Chorus. In 1959, Bubba began a long career as a machine operator and journeyman. He worked for: L&N Railroad, Donaldson Baking Company, Brown & Williamson and CSX Railroad. Bubba loved to spend time with his family and friends — telling stories and making everyone laugh. He enjoyed playing cards especially bid whist and spades. He was also an avid chess player and loved working with his hands. Bubba is survived by his wife, Lula; sons: Byron Howard, Eric (Linda) Howard, Vincent (Angela) Howard; daughter, LaVita Lykes; grandchildren, Jennifer, Kimberly, Aunna, Domonic, Eric Jordan, Elle, Eugene, Chad and Chase; sister, Susie Mae Camp; sisters & brothers in-law, cousins and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Bubba was preceded in death by his parents, William L. and Lily Howard; brothers: Lee Edward and Roderick; sisters: Anna Mae and Mariah; and his children: William Lewis “Junie” Howard, Jr. and Shirley Howard. The family will greet friends from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at A. D. Porter & Sons Funeral Home, 1300 W. Chestnut St. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Stoner Memorial AME Zion Church, 1127 W. Oak St. with Reverend Marcia Morton officiating. Entombment in Rest Haven Cemetery.
William Lewis “Bubba” Howard, 86, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2019 at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Bubba was born September 24, 1932 to William and Lily Howard of Louisville, Kentucky, the youngest of 6 children.... View Obituary & Service Information
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