Mr. Eugene Julius Howd, 82, of Paris, Tennessee passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in Paris, Tennessee.
Eugene was born July 20, 1938 in Carthage, Illinois to the late William Howd and Mildred Markey Howd. He is survived by one son, William Dean (Adena) Howd of Paris, TN; two daughters Dana Jolene (Linda Verchimak) Howd of Morris, IL, and Shawn Jolynn (Justin) Lauria of Chicago, IL; two grandchildren, Dylan and Collin Howd of Paris, TN; and sister, Lucille (Richard) Belshaw of Carthage, IL. Preceded in death by one brother William Howd; three sisters, Mildred Redd, Marie David and Edna Akers.
Eugene served in the US Army. He was a long-time farmer and the former owner of The Peacock, in Carthage, IL. From the beginning to end of his life, he loved the St Louis Cardinals and enjoyed listening to the games on the radio. He never turned down a chocolate covered cherry or any other sweet that came across the table. His children still cherish the 2 dollar bills he specifically went to the bank to retrieve for birthdays, as well as sharing his bottle of Pepsi with floating peanuts. His dry sense of humor and laugh will never be forgotten.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 19th, 2021 at Moss Ridge Cemetery, 1556 N County Road 1900 Carthage, IL. A gathering of life will immediately follow from 2-5pm at the Dirty Bird Bar and Grill, 2130 US Highway 136 Carthage, IL 62321. All are welcome.