Entered Into Eternal Rest
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
20 Jul 1942 - 21 Dec 2011
Retired Senior Master Sgt. Clyde Howard, 69, was found deceased unexpectedly in his home Dec. 21, 2011.
He was born July 20, 1942, to Kernie Lee and Myrtle Collinsworth Howard of Leatha, Ky., the eighth of 16 children. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and five brothers. Clyde proudly served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years before retiring in May 1982.
During his military service he served four tours in Southeast Asia as a Special Operations Combat Controller. His many awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Master Parachutist Wings, Thai Border Patrol Parachutist Wings, and induction into the Air Commando Hall of Fame. His life after the military revolved around his family, friends, CCT brothers, and his Harley Road King.
He is survived by his children, Lora McAllister of Destin, Fla., Gregory Howard, Anthony Howard and Trina Ptak of Columbus, Ohio, Johnny Howard and Tommy Howard of Fort Worth, Texas; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his loyal pet parrot, Petrina.
A Celebration of Life ceremony took place at the VFW Spectre Post in Mary Esther, Fla.
Rest in Peace Brother