Julia (Judy) Edna Knode Howard, age 82 of Pulaski, died Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at her home. She was born in Pulaski on November 8, 1940, and is the daughter of the late Rubie Stover Knode and the late Arvel Monroe Knode. She was a member of the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, and retired from the Pulaski County Public Schools as an assistant librarian.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by eight brothers; Eldee Knode, Dan Knode, Bascom Knode, Wesley Knode, Kenneth Knode, Ned Knode, Lewis Knode, and Doug Knode, and a sister who died in infancy.
She is survived by her husband, Olaf J. Howard of Pulaski: two sons; Tracy (Ann) Howard of Radford, and Todd (Sally) Howard of Draper: daughter; Karen (Scott) Taylor of Bella Vista, AR: grandchildren; Amanda Copeland, Brendan Howard, Daley Howard, Cora Taylor, Lauren Howard and Aaron Howard, and great grandchildren, Jackson Howard, Graham Copeland, Judd Copeland, Lacey Copeland, and Hazel Howard.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. at Seagle Funeral Home, with Pastor Teresa Tolbert officiating. Interment will follow in the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 12 Noon until 2:00 p.m.
The family requests in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, ℅ Rev. Teresa Tolbert, 5897 Alum Spring Rd, Pulaski VA 24301.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski. 540-980-1700