Gerald Walton Howard

Gerald Walton Howard, 95, of Elizabethtown, died Thursday, October 17, 2019 at RobinBrooke Senior Living. He was a native of Hardin County and was a 50+ year member of Memorial United Methodist Church. He served in the United States Navy during WWII, was a retired banker at PNC Bank, and an entrepreneur. He was a backup coffee server at the Mooo Dairy Queen while on the Board of Directors at First Hardin National Bank. He was a member of the Elizabethtown Independent School Board and KY School Board. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde S. Howard and Mary Frances Hill Howard. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Laverne Cox Howard; two sons, Craig S. (Jan) Howard of Hattiesburg, MS, and Ken M. (Lisa) Howard of Elizabethtown; two daughters, Laura (Adam) Peck and Sarah McCormack all of Birmingham, AL; nine grandchildren, Graham Walton Howard, Joel Iverson Howard, Sydney Elizabeth Howard, Aaron Taylor Howard, Jessica Lyn Ward, Hannah Marie Kauffeld, Brennan Kennedy Peck, Cole Howard Peck, and Griffin James McCormack; and five great grandchildren, Warren Nash Howard, Sawyer Kate Ward, Reid Taylor Kauffeld, Lawson Allen Ward, and Weston Kenneth Howard. The funeral is at 10 a.m. Monday at Memorial United Methodist Church with Pastor Neil Janes officiating. Burial will follow in Elizabethtown City Cemetery. Visitation is from 3-6 p.m. Sunday and continues at 9 a.m. Monday at the church. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Memorial United Methodist Church, 613 N. Miles St. Elizabethtown, KY 42701. Condolences may be expressed online at


Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Memorial United Methodist Church

Monday, October 21, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Memorial United Methodist Church


Monday, October 21, 2019 starting at 10:00 AM
Memorial United Methodist Church

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