Michael R. Howard, 70, of Brazil, passed away May 17, 2020 at 6:39 pm at Union Hospital. He was born December 12, 1949, the son of Russell Howard and Jean Nairn Howard. He grew up in Brazil, and graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1968. He was a member of First Christian Church in Brazil.
On October 19, 1968, Michael was united in marriage to Susan Bridgewater Howard. Together they enjoyed watching their children and grandchildren at sporting events, dance and NMK Band activities. Mike has been an avid Coke memorabilia collector and enjoyed NASCAR events. He enjoyed going to yard sales and taking his Coke Golf cart for rides. Mike was a handy man and could fix anything. He also enjoyed sitting out in his garage or driveway with a close group of friends. He and Susie took great pride in decorating their home for the holidays, especially for Christmas and 4th of July.
Mike was a loyal employee and press operator at Bemis in Terre Haute, for over 42 years.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Susie Howard; their children, Michael R. Howard II (Lori), Andrea Baysinger (David); grandchildren, Wyatt Baysinger (Brittany), Sydney Baysinger, Michael R. Howard III, Garrett Howard, and Lacey Howard; great-grandchildren, Jasten and Ella Baysinger; one brother Larry Howard (Lyle); one sister Phyllis Chavis (Gary); family by marriage, Dan Ullery (Sonja), Nancy House (Bill), Linda Kumpf (Curt), Tom Bridgewater (Denise), Sally Stultz (Don) and Molly Wood (Jim); many nieces, nephews and extended family and many close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell, and Jean Howard; his parents by marriage, Clyde and Marie Bridgewater and a sister in law, Geraldine Ullery.
Services will be held Friday at 11:00 am with Pastor Chris Gregg officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8 and again Friday one hour prior to services. Due to current restrictions, 25 people may be present in the building at one time, the funeral home staff will be allowing additional friends and family in as others exit.
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