JAMES "JIMMY" LEE HOWARD, age 78 of Decatur, passed away, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Starr Regional Medical Center-Athens. He was a native of Meigs County, Tenn., resident of McMinn County, Tenn. a son of the late Robert Franklin and Edna Inez O'Daniel Howard. He was retired from Shaw Industries and a member of Idlewild Baptist Church.
Preceded in death by
Funeral service will 7:00 P.M. Saturday, June 23, 2018 in the Chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Rev. Van Elkins officiating.
Interment will be 1:30 P.M. Sunday, June 24, 2018 in Idlewild Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Mike Jones, Brent Jones, Gary Swafford, Darrell Swafford, Andrew Thearp, and Tyler Thearp.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 Saturday in the funeral home.
Those unable to attend may send condolences at www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/James-Howard.
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements.