Charles Howard 73,  of Poplar Bluff passed away Sept. 25, 2017 at Saint Louis University Hospital in St.Louis Mo.

He was born on May 5, 1944 in Cape Girardeau to the late Charles and Ethel (Burns) Howard. He retired as a chief engineer on the river boat after forty eight years of service. He loved working on cars, working around the house with his wife Geneva, fishing, and being a devoted family man. He attended the  South Side Assembly Of God in Poplar Bluff he dearly loved his church and his church family.

Surviving is his wife Mary Geneva Howard of the home, his sons Kayden Howard of the home, Ronnie Cochran of Poplar Bluff, one sister, Marilyn May of Iron Mountain Mo.  one brother, Don Howard of Jackson Mo.  many nieces and nephews also survive.

He was also preceded in death by a son Gary Howard, by two brothers Bill and Jack Howard.

Visitiation will begin on Friday September 29, 2017  at 10 am at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar  Bluff.

Funeral service will follow at 11 am  in the Funeral home chapel with Pastor Jerry Lemons officiating internment will follow in the Brown Chapel Cemetery at Broseley Mo.