Herbert Howard, 75, of Springfield, died at 3:15 am, Monday, June 6, 2016 at the VA Illiana Health Care in Danville. He was born June 24, 1940 in Shaw, MS, to Sherman and Lucille Sanders Howard. He married Rita Blakey in March 1970 in Chicago and she survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Heather D. Howard of Springfield, Harraah D. Howard of Oklahoma and Debra Burke Grant of San Diego, Ca; and one grandson, Jonathan D. Howard.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three children, Michelle Howard, Jonathan Howard and Herbert Duane Howard; sister-in-law, Louise Doss; niece, Alexandria Doss and grandson, Brenton D. Howard.
Herbert was a US Army Veteran. He was a member of SEIU Union Local #15. He loved to cook and was known as the Grill Master. He retired from the Springfield School District, where he worked as a warehouse deliveryman for thirty years.
Private family services are being held.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Diabetic Research Foundation.