Billy Howard 87 of Irvine passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the Irvine Nursing and Rehab. He was a painter and a veteran of the United States Army. He is survived by a son Kenny Howard of TX, five stepsons Donald Freeman of Irvine, Pryse Lee Freeman of Irvine, Frank Estes of Irvine, Elisha John (Bo Bo) Freeman and Linda of Irvine, David Lewis Freeman and Whitney of Winchester, two daughters Sherry Howard of Sydney, OH, Linda Schag if Germany, five stepdaughters Genevia Ballou of Clay City, Lillie Freeman of Richmond, Virginia Horn and Tom of Irvine, Tina Freeman of Clay City, Crystal McKenzie and Mark of Winchester, fifteen grandchildren, several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Kanauwha and Bertha Howard and one brother John Henry Howard. Funeral services will be held 2 PM Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Delvin Reece officiating. Burial will be in the Donnie G. Randall Veteran Memorial Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Home is in charge of services.