Lucious Edward Howard, 64, retired lieutenant with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, passed away June 25, 2019, in Kingston.
Ret. Lt. Howard was born Feb. 10, 1955, in Spencer, to Ronald and Deltrice Howard.
He graduated from Van Buren County High School, in 1972. He was dedicated to his family and his brothers and sisters with the Tennessee Highway Patrol. He was an active volunteer with the Roane County Jail Ministry helping those in addiction.
Ret. Lt. Howard was preceded in death by his grandfathers, James Brady Howard, Earl Moody; grandmothers, Wilma Howard, Effie Moody; and many aunts and uncles.
Survivors include his wife, Maretta McNichol Howard; children Damien, Adam, Courtney; stepchildren, K.C. and husband Justin, Levi, Stephen, Lucas; grandchildren, Abby, Lowen, Ellie Myanne, Maven, Phinney, Archer; mother Deltrice Howard; sisters and their husbands, Helen and Greg Carlton, Sandy and Paul Bradley; aunts and uncles, Virginia Baker, Barbara Shockley, Gladys Shockley, Demi Moody, Jimmy Moody; and nieces and nephews, Shannon Decker and husband Shamus and their daughter, Hannah, Denny and his son, Leo, Nicki Basham and her children, and Jeremy Howard and his children.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to all who have prayed and encouraged them during a difficult time.
The family will receive friends 2-6 p.m., June 27, at Layne Funeral Home, in Spencer. Funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. Minister Wayne Sullivan and THP Captain R. C. Christian will officiate.
The family will also receive friends 3-7 p.m. (EDT), June 28, at First Baptist Church, in Kingston. Funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. (EDT). Kenny Plemmons, THP Safety Officer Director Vic Donoho, and THP Lt. Rusty Smith will officiate. Honors will be given by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Memorial contributions may be made to Focus Group Ministries at focustn.org/roanecounty.html
Evans Mortuary, in Rockwood, is in charge of arrangements.