James Ray Howard

James Ray “Jimmy” Howard, 52, of Winamac, IN passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at his home.  He was born on October 9, 1968 in Prestonsburg, KY to Ray and Gail Kathleen [Toosley] Howard.  Jimmy attended North Judson San Pierre High School with the class of 1988.  He made his career as a welder. 


Jimmy loved his family and served them with a big heart.  He was a very genuine man who could make you smile and laugh.  He was always sure to bring a good time.   Jimmy will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.


He is survived by:

Jesse Ray Howard, Francesville, IN Son

Sheena (Jacob) Messer Bisher, Wheatfield, IN Step Daughter

5 Grandchildren: Charisma, Weston, Lillyana, Jake, and Peanut

Gail Kathleen [Toosley] Howard, San Pierre, IN Mother

Rhonda (Rick) Helton, San Pierre, IN Sister

Christina (Shawn) Suprenant, Port St. Lucie, FL Sister

William B. Howard, Winamac, IN Brother

Many Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins


Preceded in death by:

Scott Messer, Step Son

Ray Howard, Father

Tracey L. Jackson, Sister


Private Burial will take place at a later date at Highland Cemetery in North Judson, IN with Bishop Rick Helton officiating.


Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. 


Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.


Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.