Kenneth Howard, Jr.
1973 ~ 2021
Date of Death: July 13, 2021
In profound sadness, the staff of Veasley Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. want to express our sincere condolences to the Howard family. Kenneth’s earthly temple is now resting in the care of Rowell-Parish Mortuary. Revelations 21:4 says "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death; nor sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away." Be assured that in the days ahead you will surely gain strength from the memories of Mr. Kenneth Ray Howard, Jr.
Derrick Veasley ~ Director
Henry Veasley ~ Director
Pastor E.C. Maltbia ~ Chaplain
Kenneth Ray Howard, Jr. (aka Ken) was a gift from God on Wednesday, December 19, 1973 to Linda Cooper in Waco, Texas. He was called to take his heavenly rest on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 from Fort Smith, Arkansas. He is preceded in death by one brother: Thomas Wallace, II; two nieces: Jasmine Rogers and Eliora Igwebuike and one nephew: T. J. Igwebuike.
Ken lived in Houston and Austin, Texas area as a child and he grew to become an independent young adult. As much as it was being a struggle to see Ken leave home, it was a blessing to see such a strong young man who had the adversities of down syndrome have the will to want to be his own person. His life showed the world that having a disability does not define you. In 2012, Ken decided to transition back into the home with his mother in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Ken attended church regularly; he believed in and love God. He praised God, day-in and day-out, in season and out of season, touching so many lives along his walk-in life. He leaves behind a family that loves him and will never forget him and the memories that only he could give.
Ken now awaits in heaven for his mother: Rev. Linda Cooper-Igwebuike of Fort Smith, Arkansas; a father to him: John Wesley Washington, Jr. of Bryan, Texas; five siblings: Rev. Teresa Clark (Adrian) of Houston, Texas, Linda Minne’ Wallace of Killeen, Texas, Chelsea Lynn Wallace of Houston, Texas, Thomas Igwebuike (Jessi) of Bella Vista, Arkansas and Johnetta Walker (Gene) of Bryan, Texas; twelve nieces: Mo’Neca Wallace, T’Reena Clark, Aliyah Harper, Julia Wagner, Miracle Rogers, Deijriana Wallace, Deavion Wallace, Eriana Wallace, Jennessa Igwebuike, Jayla Igwebuike, Deshawndra McMillan, and Alexis Walls; eight nephews: Darius Sorrells, Ronnie Clark, Jr., T’Ronn Clark, Jacob Harper, Byran Harper, Ricky Rogers, Chay Wallace and Deshawn McMillan, three great-nieces and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be Thursday, June 15, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Rowell-Parish Mortuary 611 North 9th Street Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901.