Dec. 6, 1930—Feb. 18, 2016 John M. Howard, 85, was born to Ola J. and Luvernia Howard on Dec. 6, 1930, in Lancing, TN. He passed away at his home in Crossville, TN, on Feb. 18, 2016. John is survived by his son, Stephen O. Howard (Barbara) of Fortville, IN; daughter, Tambra S. Howard of Crossville; daughter-in-law, Mary C. Howard of Indianapolis, IN; grandchildren, Jeremy M. Howard, Malynda J. Emler, Jonathan P. Howard, Kiley E. Bowles, Stephanie M. Howard, Scott A. Curry and Erin N. Curry; six great grandchilren; and brother, Allen J. Howard of Crossville. John was preceded in death by his parents, Ola J. and Luvernia Howard; wife, Oda Howard; and son, John Michael Howard. His family received family and friends on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. He was laid to rest in Gravel Lawn Cemetery in Fortville, IN. Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.