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Ernest Lee Howard

Ernest Lee Howard, 69 of West Portsmouth died Saturday September 24, 2022 at The Ohio State University Medical Center. He was born June 25, 1953 in Portsmouth to the late Ezra and Louella Estep Howard. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by 4 brothers, Eddie Howard, David Howard, Ricky Howard, and Joe Howard, 2 sisters, Mary Sue Howard, and Bonnie Howard. Ernest was a 1971 graduate of Portsmouth West High School, a member of the Starlight Enterprise Baptist Church, and was the proud owner of H&H Roofing.

He is survived by his wife Deborah Frey Howard whom he married June 10, 1975, a son Ernest Lee Howard, a daughter Nicole Ella Howard, a brother James (Karen) Howard, 5 sisters, Judy Skaggs, Linda Martin, Rudy (Ben) Smith, Nancy (Bill) Hall, and Betsy (Jules) Altfas, a grandchild whom he raised Byron Noah Frost, a surviving Uncle John Estep, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2:00PM Saturday October 1, 2022 at the Roger W. Davis Funeral Home in West Portsmouth with Gary Burton officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday starting a noon. Condolences may be sent to

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