Howard Blythe

Apr 9th, 1949 - Jun 27th, 2018


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Tue, Jul. 3rd, 2018 11am


Rose Hill Cemetery

Tue, Jul. 3rd, 2018 12pm

Howard Blythe


Howard Blythe was born on April 9, 1949 and departed this life on June 27, 2018.

 He was preceded in death by his maternal parents; John William Blythe and Johnnie Ruth Blythe of Kentucky; brother, Kenneth Eugene Blythe (KB).

Howard was a retired employee of the E.T. Simonds in Carbondale, IL. He enjoyed cooking smoked turkeys and was famous for his turnip greens.  He enjoyed lifting weights and the horse track; he also loved taking care of his dogs.

Howard leaves to cherish his precious memories:  two daughters, Sonja Blythe Mason of  Dallas, TX  & Tanya Watson of Marion, IL; three grandsons,  Tyran Mason of  Dallas, TX  and Diamond Watson  and Jonathan Watson  both of Marion, IL;  three brothers,  Jerry Blythe of Lascassas, TN, Paul Blythe of Arizona and Louis Blythe of Nashville, TN;  nine sisters , Louvenia Armstrong of LaVergne, TN,  Wanda Cutler  of  Hickory, KY,  Verna Mitchell of Antioch,  TN, Celia Cunningham of Nashville, TN,  Ellis Jones  of  Paducah, KY, Joyce Blythe of  L. A.  CA, Januas Blythe of Nashville, TN, Hilda Blythe of Hawaii and Tammy Bullock of LaVergne, TN; aunts, uncles, and a host of nieces,  nephews, cousins and other loving relatives and many friends.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 12pm at Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 11am-12pm at Blue Funeral Home in Marion.

Memorials may be made to the family c/o Sonja Mason and will be accepted at the funeral home.

3 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: DaShunda & Dale

    From: Chino Hills, California

    Date: July 2, 2018

    Uncle Howard I will never forget the life lessons you taught me and the kindness you showed by opening up your home when I didn’t have any direction early in life. You were “like” a dad too me and you will be missed greatly “You dig”. Love you.

  • Guest: Januas Blythe

    From: Nashville, Illinois

    Date: July 3, 2018

    You will be greatly missed by our family love you my brother

  • Guest: Tenae and Joyce

    From: , California

    Date: July 3, 2018

    I’m pretty sure I met you when I was a weee little one but I know I often heard your voice on the phone with my mom. Sorry we couldn’t be there to send you farewell. Rest in love! Uncle Howard and Big Brother.