Rosco Howard, 87, Pierceton, passed away April 24, 2020, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, Indiana.
One of nine children, Rosco was born on March 17, 1933, in Saylersville, Ky., to Bass and Dollie (Allen) Howard.
Rosco owned and operated a timber buying and logging company for 43 years. He also owned and worked on his farm. Rosco was the example of a hard worker and even toward the end he continued as much as his body would allow him. Rosco felt the loss of three sons and two wives. He first married Nora Conley on May 7, 1954 in Saylersillve, Ky. She later passed away on Feb. 18, 1990, after 35 years of marriage. Lucky enough to find a companion again, Rosco married Bernice Wright Taylor on March 16, 1996, and she passed away shortly after their nine year anniversary on April 12, 2005. Rosco was an avid fisherman and squirrel hunter. His real love, however, was his family and his church.
The memory of Rosco will be forever remembered by his sons: Wayne (Ramona) Howard, Pierceton and Ralph Howard, Pierceton; two daughters: Pauline (James) Hoover, Pierceton and Lena (Roger) West, Pierceton; one brother, Monroe (Mimia) Howard, Printer, Kentucky; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wives, three sons, Timothy, Randall and Eddie Howard; three brothers, Sammy, Cisco and Lonzo Howard; and four sisters, Essalonia Howard, Virgie Hale, Betty Allen and Arizonia Mullins.
Friends and family may call from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2020, at the Free United Baptist Church, one mile north of Sidney on State Road 13, Sidney. Funeral services will begin at the conclusion of calling. Pastor James Rowe will officiate and burial for Rosco will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Rosco Howard, memorial contributions may be made to the Free United Baptist Church c/o McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana 46962