Thurston

September 30, 1942 ~ August 27, 2021

Born in: Beaver Dam, KY
Resided in: Leitchfield, KY

Thurston Ray Howard, age 78 of Leitchfield, passed away Friday, August 27, 2021 at Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center in Leitchfield. He was born September 30, 1942 in Beaver Dam, Kentucky the son of the late Willie D. and Virginia Wilson Howard.

Thurston loved living. He enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, watching wrestling and western movies but most of all enjoyed family get togethers.

He is survived by his wife, Christine Vincent Howard, three daughters, Maggie Vincent, Tina Michelle Howard and Melissa Kay Coates (Michael), one son, Lloyd Howard (Lori), six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one half-brother, Donald W. “Hoppy” Howard, and one half-sister, Sandra A. Howard.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Gilbert Larry Elder, one half-sister, Connie M Shaffer, and one half-brother, Michael E. Howard.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at Watson & Hunt Funeral Home in Leitchfield. Burial will be in South Union Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made in the form of donations to help with the funeral expenses.

Watson & Hunt Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Howard. Leave your messages of condolence with the family of Thurston Ray Howard and sign his virtual guestbook at www.watsonhuntfuneral.com.

Services

Visitation: September 1, 2021 4:00 pm - September 1, 2021 8:00 pm

Watson & Hunt Funeral Home
2373 Elizabethtown Rd
Leitchfield, KY 42754


Visitation: September 2, 2021 9:00 am - September 2, 2021 12:00 pm

Watson & Hunt Funeral Home
2373 Elizabethtown Rd
Leitchfield, KY 42754


Funeral: September 2, 2021 12:00 pm

Watson & Hunt Funeral Home
2373 Elizabethtown Rd
Leitchfield, KY 42754


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  1. I am so sorry to learn of Thurston’s passing. I remember when he and the family lived in my neighborhood. He was always so kind and willing to help if needed. After he moved, he always greeted me wherever he saw me. My heart is breaking for you. I know there are no words that can take away your pain but I have been praying and will continue to. Please take comfort in the fact he was a good man, father and husband. Much love to you, Judie

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