Floyd Eugene Howard

March 26, 1926October 29, 2012

Floyd Eugene Howard, 86, longtime resident of Union County, died Monday, October 29, 2012 at Reid Hospital, Richmond.

A native of Harmony Township in Union County, Floyd was born March 26, 1926 to Eugene F. and Verna Glaub Howard. He graduated from Short High School and received his degree in animal science from Purdue University with highest distinction. Floyd was a U.S. Navy veteran of WW II, serving as an Electrician Third Class aboard submarines in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. From 1955 to 1962, he conducted classes on agricultural development to area farmers that had returned from the military. He retired from OSHA in Indianapolis in 2006 where he was a construction inspector for 37 years. Floyd was a member of Edwards United Methodist Church and had been active in many community projects, including the Union County Chamber of Commerce and as president of the Treaty Line Museum board. , He had a unique sense of humor and was known for his creative and inventive abilities.

Floyd is survived by his sons: Dale E. Howard and his wife, Ruthie of Greensfork; Jay R. Howard of Indianapolis; his grandchildren: Sonja Richards and her husband, Eric of Kendallville; Robert Howard of Greensfork; Jennifer Howard; Rachel Cook and her husband, Philip; Eli Howard; Andy Frost of Greensfork; four great grandchildren; his sister: Geneva Carson of Liberty; a nephew: Randy Carson and his wife, Jenni of Liberty; and an extended family of friends.

In addition to his parents, Floyd was preceded in death by his wife, the former Phyllis Caskey who died March 12, 1996 and a nephew: Steve Carson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Fosdick Chapel, Liberty. Interment will follow in Dunlapsville Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 122 and VFW Post 1473. Friends may visit at the funeral home Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. where memorial contributions may be made to the Hand-in-Hand Adult Daycare of Richmond. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to



  • Visitation Friday, November 2, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 3, 2012


  • Interment

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Jan Eshelman

November 12, 2012

I only new Floyd for the last ten years.But every time I saw him,he greeted me with a smile,.He had a great sense of humor,and always had something positive to say.I will miss his stories,that he liked to tell.I am a better person for knowing him.I really miss floyd,and will not forget him.

Charles & Debbi Cromis

November 2, 2012

Had some very interesting rides to Richmond. Will miss his words of wisdom and witt. Our condolences.

Kip Adams

November 1, 2012

I'm so sorry for the loss of your Grandpa. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family. God bless and give you strength during this sad time.

October 31, 2012

Dale and Jay,
I worked with your father for 20 years, the last two years as his supervisor. I remember coming to the house a few times and helping him along when we went to doing our inspections on computers. Your father did a great job and he was a good man.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Bryan Thais

October 31, 2012

I am a long time Indiana OSHA office employee and have known Floyd for many years. He was always very kind and pleasant when he was in the office.
I know he will be missed very much, but I hope your happy memories keep him alive forever in your hearts. My sympathy and prayers are with you.
Joan Stahl

October 31, 2012

Dale and Jay, our deepest sympathy in the loss of your dad. We have many special memories. Charles and Carolyn Rodeffer

Kathy Brewer

October 31, 2012

Having worked with Floyd for many years, I am saddened by his death but happy for him to be meeting our Lord. He did indeed have a unique sense of humor and always had a smile on his face, making him fun to work with. I always looked forwared to his visits to the Central Office. May your memories of Floyd bring you comfort in the days to come. God Bless. Kathy Brewer, Indiana OSHA.

Larry&Louanna Booth

October 31, 2012

Very sorry for your loss.
Larry and Louanna Booth

October 30, 2012

We loved you Floyd, very much. We will always remember how many "musts" there are, and realize what happens the moment we make up our minds.

From Art, Joe, Mike, Jeannie, Whitey, Jim, Wes, Jeff, Kevin, Bob, Gentry, Mark, Joel, and the whole crowd, we send condolences from the Easy Does It Center.