ABINGDON-John E. Howard, 60, Abingdon, died at 11:05 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, at his home.
He was born Dec. 7, 1948, in Galesburg, the son of H. Eugene and Betty M. (Abel) Howard. He married Diane Fields in the Abingdon Christian Church in 1967.
John is survived by three sons, Johnny (Angela Melcher) Howard, Moline, Justin (Laura) Howard, Canton, and Brad (Emily) Howard, Kuwait City, Kuwait; one granddaughter, Aimee Kalb; two brothers, Rickie (Donna) Howard, Aurora, and W. Leon Howard, Galesburg; one sister, Sharen (Eric) Swanson, London Mills; and his good friend, Carol McMillan.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He graduated from Abingdon High School. He retired from Admiral/Maytag factory in Galesburg, where he worked for 30 years.
John enjoyed music, cars and Chicago Bears football
Cremation was accorded.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.