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Ralph Howard Jr.

MARYLAND – Ralph Eugene Howard Jr., ofLaurel, Maryland was born February 20, 1949 in Bone Terre, Missouri. He passed away Wednesday, February 23 at the Laurel Regional Hospital in Laurel, Maryland after a short iliness with ALS (Lou Gerigs) disease. He was 56 years ofage.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Howard Sr. and Dorothy Wunning Howard. His Maternal grandparents, Lee and Sue Wunningand; one grandson, Xander Howard.

Surviving are his loving wife, Diana Howard, of Laurel, Maryland; one son, Adam J. Howard; one daughter, Sarah Howard; one grandson, Jeffery Howard and one sister, Vicky and husband, Dan Usher. Others who moun his passing are his uncle, Luther Wunning and wife Effie; his aunt, Diana Wunning; nephews: Daniel Jr.; Marik; Jeffery, and Robbie Usher, and one niece, Christy Usher and many cousins and friends.

Ralph was a U. S. Army veteran, and was employed at Postal Headquaters in Washington, D. C.

He also was an avid Nascar fan and enjoyed watching the races with his wife and friends.

Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Caldwell Memorial Chapel in Park Hills. Services conducted on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Caldwell Funeral Home in Park Hills with Rev. Dan Usher officating. Interment at St. Francois Memorial Park near Bonne Terre. If desired, Memorials may be made to the ALS association, St. Louis Regional Chapter Suite 20, 5615 Pershing Ave. St. Louis Missouri, 63112.

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