He married his wife of 49 years, Merle Cosby Howard, April 12, 1961, in Bidwell. Jim was a 1957 Graduate of Raccoon Township High School, worked 38 years for the Gallipolis City School District and was the owner/operator of the Howard Family Farm in Bidwell. He was also a Board Member of the Alcohol and Drug Prevention group and served as Treasurer of the Gallia/Jackson NAACP.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Shari Howard, Gallipolis and Chris (Ann) Howard, Cincinnati; granddaughter, Grace Howard, Cincinnati; three brothers, John Howard and Bill (Jackie) Howard, both of Bidwell, and Clarence (Judy) Howard, Dayton; two sisters, Marianna Morgan and Hazel (Frank) Young, both of Dayton and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his sisters and brother, Margaret, Dorothy and Charles.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, October 11, 2010, at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel with Pastor Arius Hurt officiating. Burial will follow in Bunch Cemetery, Bidwell. Friends and family may call from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.mccoymoore.com.