Mr. Jackie Earl Howard, 83, of Opelika, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2022 at The Bethany House.

Visitation was held from 2 to 3 p.m., Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home, with the funeral service beginning at 3 p.m. Dr. Rusty Sowell officiated.

Mr. Howard is preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Molly Ann Howard, and grandson, Stephen Michael Howard.

Mr. Howard is survived by his children: Steve (Julie) Howard, Sharon (Billy) Raiford, Randy (Donna) Howard; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Providence Baptist Church.