Kent Howard, 81, of Star City, passed away on March 4, 2017 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.

He was a retired truck driver for Townsend Trucking and MonArk Boat Company, a cutting horse trainer, United States Marine Veteran of Korea and a member of Overcoming Faith Worship Center in Star City. He enjoyed riding and training cutting horses and was a loving husband, dad, brother, grandfather, uncle and most importantly, loved the Lord. He was a very kind and loving man.

Mr. Howard was born November 19, 1935 in Ola, Arkansas to the late William Melvin Howard and Annie Lewis Howard.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Maxine Ahrens Howard of Star City; one son, Ricky Howard and wife Ruby of Star City; one sister, Pollyanna Gardner of Little Rock; three grandsons, Carlton Kent Howard and wife Emily and Matthew Ryan Howard, both of Monticello and Ryan Dolls of Little Rock; one granddaughter, Kelly Livingston of Little Rock; two great-grandsons, Hunter Howard and Caidyn Howard both of Monticello; one great-granddaughter, Kentleigh Howard of Monticello; one aunt, Ginna Williams of Tillar; two nieces, Alesa Dare of Little Rock and Shanon Gardner of Arkadelphia.

A memorial service will be held on March 7 at 2 p.m. at Overcoming Faith Worship Center in Star City.