Vess Howard, 62, of Letcher passed away Thursday March 22, 2018 at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. Vess was the son of the late Sylvester and Ellis Ison Howard. Surviving is his wife: Carol Adams Howard; 3 Sons: Clint Jay Howard of Letcher; Jason Lee Howard of Letcher; Christopher Michael Howard; 1 Step Daughter: Lana Banks of Jeremiah; 1 Brother: Joey Howard of Ohio; 3 Sisters: Opal Hoskins of Ohio; Bertha Howard of Letcher; Janie Scearce of Letcher; 5 Grandchildren: Cole Howard, Taylor Howard, Ethan Howard, Gavin Howard, Dallas Howard. Vess was preceded in death by 2 Brothers: Arlie Howard, Wayne Howard; 2 Sisters: Ellen Brainard, Rose Caplinger; 1 Grandson: Logan Howard. Funeral 1:00 P.M. March 26, 2018 at the Mt. Olivet Old Regular Baptist Church with Elwood Cornett and others officiating. Visitation 6:00 P.M. Sunday March, 25, 2018 at the Mt. Olivet Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial will follow at the Howard Family Cemetery at Letcher Ky.