Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

January 30, 2014

Donald L. "Donnie" Howard, 75

Greensburg Daily News

Greensburg —

Donald L. "Donnie" Howard, 75, Greensburg, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Morning Breeze in Greensburg.

Born Dec. 1, 1938 in Greensburg, he was the son of Loyd and Sally (Craig) Howard.

Donnie worked at Levenstein's Carpets as a carpet estimator. He was a member of the Greensburg Country Club, the Optimist Club, the American Legion, the First Christian Church and was a past deacon of the First Baptist Church. Donnie enjoyed playing cards with his card group and playing golf.

He was a veteran of the US Air Force.

He married Jane Ellen Smyser Sept. 26, 1965 and she survives.

He is also survived by two daughters, Melissa (Gary) Jerkins, Snellville, Ga., Meredith Mills, Indianapolis; one brother, Ronnie (Patty) Howard, Greensburg; four grandchildren, Mikaela Thurman, Sydney Jerkins, Peytan Mills, Oakley Mills.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Thomas Howard; two sisters, Mayme Welch, Betty Jo Shafer.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31 at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home, Greensburg.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at the funeral home, Rev. Danny Wolford officiating.

Interment will be held in the South Park Cemetery in Greensburg.

Memorials may be made to Our Hospice of Southeastern Indiana.

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