Ernest R. Howard

Ernest R. Howard

RICHMOND DALE: Ernest R. Howard, 62, of Richmond Dale, died 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born March 19, 1950, in Chillicothe, to Raymond P. and Dorothy M. Stoneburner Howard both who survive of Richmond Dale. On May 22, 1992, he married the former Brenda K. Ferrell who survives.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by a daughter, Melissa R. (Brian) Forcum, of Chillicothe; a son, Kyle E. Howard, of Richmond Dale; a stepson, Thomas Joshua Gillum and companion, Holly Castle, both of Richmond Dale; grandchildren, Kaden Howard, Alyssa Gillum, Olivia Forcum and CeCelia Mae Forcum; brothers, Dennis (Roxie) Howard, Paul E. (Teena) Howard, both of Chillicothe and Thomas (Betty) Howard, of Richmond Dale; a sister, Sharon (Boyd) Smith, of Albequerque, NM; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; and his father-in-law, Ralph Ferrell, of Richmond Dale.

Ernie served in the U.S. Army Reserves for 6 years. He was a member of the Richmond Dale Church of God and retired from Kenworth Truck Company where he had worked for 34 years.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2012 in the WARE FUNERAL HOME with Pastor John Evans officiating. Burial will follow in Little Mound Cemetery. Friends may call at Ware's from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the service on Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions to the Adena Health Foundation Cancer Fund - Attn: Adena Health Foundation - 272 Hospital Road Suite 1 - Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.

You may sign his online register at

Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on Nov. 17, 2012