SOUTH PORTSMOUTH, Ky. - Richard Adair Howerton, 70, of South Portsmouth, KY, went to be with his Lord Monday, October 14, 2013, in Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, OH. He was born February 16, 1943, in South Portsmouth, KY, a son of the late, Orville Howerton and Freda Bertine Boggs Howerton.
Surviving are his wife, Gloria Ratliff Howerton to whom he married August 12, 1967; one son Richard (Tammy) Howerton of South Portsmouth, KY; three daughters, Rhonda Howerton of South Portsmouth, KY, Diana (Steven) Kilgore of Greenup, KY, and Shannon (Fred) Muller of Lexington, KY; three sisters, Dona King of Richardson, TX, Teresa Howerton of Danville, KY, and Joanna Wilcoxson of Liberty Hill, TX; seven grandchildren, Lyndsay, Madeline and Nathan Hieneman, Joshua, Tayla, Macy and Lily Ann Howerton.
He was the owner of Howerton Engineering & Surveying in Greenup, KY, and Portsmouth, OH, a member of the St. Paul Church of Christ in St. Paul, Kentucky, Past President of the Alben Barkley Club, Kentucky Colonel, Fivco Board Chairman, State Board of Licensure for Engineers & Surveyors, Register Surveyor for Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia, former Director of League of Kentucky Sportsman, Past President of the former South Shore Rotary Club, former member of the Greenup County Democrat Executive Committee, Greenup County Surveyor for 25 years, graduate of Shawnee State University Civil Engineering Technology, and a United States Air Force Veteran.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at the St. Paul Church of Christ, St. Paul Kentucky, with Minister Kevin Yeager officiating at the services. Friends may call at the St. Paul Church of Christ from 10 a.m. until noon. Burial will be in the Howerton Family Cemetery, South Portsmouth, KY. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore, KY.
Military graveside services will be performed by the James L. Flannery American Legion Post #276 of South Shore, KY.
Online condolences may be left for the family and friends at www.robersonfuneral.com.