Lucious Edward Howard, 64, retired tieutenant with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, died of natural causes in Kingston, Tenn., on Tuesday, June 25.
He was born Feb. 10, 1955 in Spencer to Ronald and Deltrice Howard. He graduated from Van Buren High School in 1972. He was dedicated to his family and his brothers and sisters with the Tennessee Highway Patrol. He was active volunteer with the Roane County Jail Ministry helping those in addiction. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, James Brady Howard and Earl Moody, and grandmothers Wilma Howard and Effie Moody; along with many aunts and uncles.
He is survived by wife Maretta McNichol Howard, children Damien, Adam, and Courtney, stepchildren Damian, K.C. and her husband Justin, Levi, Stephen, and Lucas, grandchildren Abby, Lowen, Ellie, Myanne, Maven, Phinney, and Archer, mother Deltrice Howars, sisters and their husbands Helen and Greg Carlton, Sandy and Paul Bradley, aunts and uncles Virginia Baker, Barbara Shockley, Gladys Shockley, Demi Moody and Jimmy Moody, nieces and nephews Shannon Decker and her husband Shamus, and their daughter, Hannah, Denny and his son Leo, Nikki Basham and her children Jeremy Howard and his children.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to all who have prayed and encouraged them during a difficult time.
The family will receive friends Thursday, June 27, from 2 p.m. (CDT) to 6 p.m. at Layne Funeral Home, 151 Argo Road, Spencer, TN 38585. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home chapel on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 6 p.m. (CDT) with minister Wayne Sullivan and Tennessee Highway Patrol Captain R.C. Christian officiating. The family will also receive friends, Friday, June 28, at First Baptist Church, 215 N. Kentucky Street, Kingston, TN 37763 from 3 p.m. (EDT) to 7 p.m. (EDT). Funeral services will follow from the church at 7 p.m. (EDT) with Kenny Plemmons, Tennessee Highway Safety Office Director Vic Donoho, and Tennessee Highway Patrol Lt. Rusty Smith officiating. Honors will be given by the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Memorial contributions may be made to Focus Group Ministries at www.focustn.org/roanecounty.html.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 26, 2019