Harold Peters Howard 1917 - 2011 Lawrence
Graveside services with military honors for Harold Peters Howard, 94, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Howard died Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born March 9, 1917, in Lawrence, the son of Walter Dewitt and Pearl Salena Peters Howard. He attended Lawrence public schools and attended automotive school in Fort Benning, Ga. He served in the United States Army during World War II from 1942 to 1945 in the 361st Infantry.
Mr. Howard was a mechanic working for Rapid Transport from 1945 to 1957, Wichita Bus Co. from 1957 to 1960, and Lawrence Bus Co. from 1960 until his retirement in 1986. He was a member of the Dorsey-Liberty Post 14 of the American Legion and the Alford-Clarke Post 852 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He married Ruby L. Hadl on May 3, 1942, in Jackson County, Mo. She preceded him in death Oct. 22, 1998.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Jack Howard, on Dec. 3, 2005.
Survivors include a grandson, Brad Howard; a granddaughter, Abbe Hale; and four great-grandchildren, Chad and Luke Howard, and Kaitlynn and Branden Flowers.
Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.