Howard Overton McLoud, 89, of Huntsville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, at Washington Regional Medical Center, Fayetteville.  
He was born Wednesday, March 16, 1932, in Forum to Hoyt Overton and Arla Mae Ham McLoud.
Howard married Eidth Juanita “Nete” Hatfield on Saturday, June 30, 1951, at the Huntsville United Methodist Church. They were married for 70 years and together they were parents to two sons, Rick Overton and Howard Randall “Randy” McLoud.  He retired in 1987 at the age of 55 from law enforcement after 30 years with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
Howard enjoyed spending time with his family and being on the farm that had been in his family all his life. Raising cattle was his passion and sharing his knowledge with his kids and grandkids brought him joy. When he wasn’t farming you could find him watching a game on TV with his wife, Nete. He especially loved watching The Arkansas Razorbacks and his beloved St. Louis Cardinals.
He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church where he was a deacon for many years. He was a Godly man that his children and grandchildren all looked up to. He was a well respected member of the community and in his 89 years of life he left a lasting impression on all that met him.  
Howard was preceded in death by his parents, Hoyt and Arla McLoud; one son, Randy McLoud; and one grandson, Cory Howard McLoud.  
He is survived by his wife, Nete McLoud of the home; his son, Rick Overton McLoud and Dianne McLoud of Huntsville; four grandchildren, Cody and Robin McLoud, Chonda and Pete Morin, Derek and Athena McLoud, and Cacee and Jason Smith; 11 great-grandchildren, Ainsley McLoud, Austin Boatright, Will McLoud, Chase Boatright, Blayden Smith, Grayson Smith, Jaicee Smith, Ayden McLoud, Berkley McLoud, Blane Morin and Addie Morin; one great-great-granddaughter, Aster McLoud.
Memorial  services were held, Nov. 2, 2021, in the chapel, Lonnie Siler  officiated, a private family interment followed.
Services were entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory of Huntsville.
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