July 28, 1958 ~ September 3, 2020

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Whitesville, KY

Martin L. Howard, 62, of Whitesville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020 at his childhood home surrounded by his family. He was born in Owensboro in July 28, 1958 to the late Romanus “Buck” and Della Mae Howard. Martin was retired from TTMA where he worked in electrical maintenance. He was the president of Pine Knob. Martin enjoyed fishing, barbequing, working with his tractor, and spending time with his family.

Along with his parents, Martin is preceded in death by his son, Chris Howard; his grandson, Weston Rud; and his brothers, Stewart and Mitchell Howard.

Martin is survived by his wife, Pamela Howard; his children, Andrew Howard and Jennifer (Brett) Rud; his grandson and sidekick, Zachary Rud; his step-son, Stanley James; his brothers, Benny (Cheryl) Howard, Willis (Wenda) Howard, Cletus (Betty) Howard, Tony (Elizabeth) Howard; his sisters, Phyllis Bittle, Annette (Gary) Sharp, Gayle Carrico, Rita Wilson, Nadine Higdon, Theresa Robling; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory, with Brother Bob Kennedy officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday, and again from 12:00 pm until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

All of those who wish to honor and remember Martin in person at the visitation or service are required to wear a mask for the safety of all those in attendance.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Howard. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Martin L. Howard and sign his virtual guest book by going to


Service: September 9, 2020 2:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Visitation: September 8, 2020 3:00 pm - September 8, 2020 8:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Visitation: September 9, 2020 2:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. I love you so much Padre! Thank you for all you have taught me, for all the laughs, for the memories, for teaching and loving Zach so much, for giving me your sense of humor and witty comebacks, and most importantly for trusting me with your care. I am heart broken and my life will never be the same without your daily check in text. I love you so much! Xoxo

  2. Sorry for you loss. Have known Marty from years ago when he worked with my dad at Taylor rental. Then I worked with him years later at ttma

  3. Marty will be truly missed, squirrel hunting and fishing trips won’t be the same, he was a good one, and a great friend.

  4. Nadine, I am so sorry to hear about your brother. Condolences to Annette and Cletus also. God bless your family.

  5. So sorry for your loss. Marty will be missed very much on our fishing and hunting trips. He was always keeping us laughing and on our toes. He would help you in any way. We all will miss him very much. He was a good friend.

  6. So sorry for your loss! I knew Marty from school. He was always a fun guy. Always telling jokes and making everybody laugh.

  7. Dear Pam, Jennifer, Andrew and families,
    Very sorry for your loss. I’ll always remember Uncle Marty’s big smile. Praying you find peace in this sorrowful time.

  8. Our deepest sympathy to the entire Howard family. We were blessed to get to know Marty these last eleven years and shared both happy and very sad times with him. We will miss his visits to Wisconsin and sharing a beer and a laugh with him when he came. May God bless you all and His love comfort you in the days ahead.

  9. My dear Brother, I knew this day would come . I really dreaded losing my best friend. You always gave me advice and protected me as if you were older than me . I loved that about you . You had the biggest heart and loved life and everything in it . I’m going to miss our secrets , your big happy smile and your willingness to love and give all you had to please others . You taught me many things, but you did not teach me how to live without you . I will forever love you Marty . Enjoy Paradise. Rita

  10. Rita, Nadine, Willie and Howard family, We are so sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Marty was a such a fun loving guy, always smiling. Heaven will be a very active place with the Howard brothers there to shake it up a bit! We know he will be missed here, but keep his memories alive and he will forever be with you.

    Becky and Ronnie Howard

  11. 9/6/2020

    Prayers and Condolences to the Entire Family! So sorry for your loss

    Marty was a wonderful person, full of jokes, stories, and smiles.
    He was a great fisherman

    He will be missed

    R.I.P. Marty
    Your Memories will Live on!

    Sheila and Ron Damron
    (Proverbs 3:5&6 KJV)

  12. To the family of marty
    I just want to say how sorry i’am for your loss I didn’t know marty very long we meet at my lot at pine knob one day I was cleaning it off he even gave my grandson a ride on his golf cart we talked about me cleaning the lot he said you really do have it looking good I told him thanks
    Marty will be missed I pray for the family in this time of sorrow
    LORD I ask you to touch this family LORD give them strength and understanding LORD wrap you loving arms around them all LORD sometimes we dont understand but we know LORD you are in control
    LORD I think you for the short time I knew marty he was a great an kind man
    LORD I ask all this in your holy an precious name AMEN

  13. I’m thinking and praying for you and your family during this difficult time sweet Jennifer. I wish we could be there to say our goodbyes and comfort you all as you comforted us in our times of loss. God bless you.

  14. Praying for the family during the loss of Marty. I will miss seeing him at work and the fishing tournaments. He was always sharing good food and stories. He will be missed.

  15. I’m so sorry for the loss of Uncle Marty. Although we didn’t spend too much time together, I felt a strong connection with him. Too much in common and lots of wisdom. Our talks will forever be with me. See you on the other side uncle.

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