Joseph Thomas Howard, of Biggs, California passed away May 11, 2013 after a short illness.
Born to Joe and Stella Howard in Iowa in 1931, Joe was a decorated Korean War veteran, a devoted husband, and loving father.
Joe worked as a readymix truck driver for most of his adult life. As a youth, Joe worked as a cowboy, herding cattle in the foothills of Northern California.
Joe is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joyce Howard; brother Jack Howard, of Penryn; three sons: Donald Howard, of Biggs, Ron Howard, of Chico, and Brad Howard, of Biggs; and six grandchildren.
Graveside services for Joe will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at the Gridley-Biggs Cemetery.