Graveside services with military honors for Alonzo E. Howard, 87, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Howard died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.
He was born Mar. 29, 1923, in El Dorado, Kan., the son of Alonzo and Cordelia Dee Mitchell Howard. He served in the United States Army, where he received the Good Conduct Medal and two Bronze Service Stars.
Mr. Howard was a self-employed painting contractor. He was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church.
He married Marilyn Kay Wales on October 24, 1981, in Lawrence. She survives of the home.
Other surviviors include nine children, Earlene Pone, Colorado Springs, Alonda Martin, Aurora, Colo., Steven Howard and Renee Candies, Denver, Pierre Howard, and Patrick Roberts, Lona Roberts, Heidi Roberts, and Wayne Roberts, all of Lawrence; four sisters, Bessie White, Chicago, Christina Johnson, Lawrence, Dottie Coates, Kansas City, Kan., and Peggy Thompson, Kansas City, Mo.; 13 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Daisy Smith, Mary Kathryn Sweeps, and Barbara Taylor.
Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Alonzo Howard Memorial Fund, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS, 66044.