Ronald "Ronnie" Howard, 64, of Oliver Springs, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012, at his home.
He was a teacher for more than 30 years, loved animals and enjoyed reading and hiking. He was a loving son, husband, father and "poppy." He was preceded in death by his father, Herman Howard; and grandparents, Herman H. and Stella B. Howard, Bert Barnwell and Nellie Barnwell.
Survivors include his wife, Cathy Howard, Oliver Springs; a daughter, Winter Larkin (Micah), Mount Carmel, Tenn.; a granddaughter, Ava Reese Larkin; his mother, Nell Kate Howard; and a sister, Debbie Ramsey (Terry), Crossville.
Funeral services were at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 28, in Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman, with the Rev. Mason Goodman and the Rev. Richard Jones officiating. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday. Burial was at Willard Park Cemetery on Sunday, July 29. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Roane County Animal Shelter. www.kykerfuneralhomes.com