Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Koty Howard

Koty Howard, age 21 of Greenwich, died August 12, 2016 at University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center in Ashland from injuries received in an accident.

Koty was born December 13, 1994 and was a graduate of Buckeye Central High School in New Washington. He was currently employed at Thermo -Tec in Greenwich. He was a professional Motocross Rider and all of his hobbies and interest were dirt bike related. He also enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by his father: Tye Howard (Christy Tolliver) of Greenwich; his mother: Stephanie Inmon of Willard; a brother: Jacob Trent of Crestline; a sister: Emma Howard at home; paternal grandparents: Dan and Martha Howard of Shelby; maternal grandmother: Bernie Bolen-Pugh of Willard; maternal great grandmother: Wanda Lee Bolen of Attica; 2 uncles: Dan Howard, Jr. (Bobbi) of Crestline and Joshua Pugh of Willard; a cousin: Makenna Howard. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather: Steven May.

Friends and family are welcome on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 from 11 AM – 2 PM and 5 – 8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio  44875. Funeral services celebrating the life of Koty Howard will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 11 AM at the funeral home conducted by his great uncle, James Mullins, Pastor of Living Water Church in Crestline. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Lori gallion says:

    I just want to let people know that I did not know koty but I did know him through my son Cole zollars he had talked with me and let me know how many times koty was with him at races up at gate helping and pumping him up before a race, Cole loved him like another brother ,and Cole said he was going to miss him being there but will be there in spirit. I’m so glad that he was with Cole. He was a inspiration to Cole, I thank koty for being a part of coles life,and being there for him I’m so sorry for your loss,god be with your family and friends.

  2. Jenny Stowe says:

    My heart goes out to Steph and Bernie! I love yall so much and wish I could be there in person but know I’m there in spirit.

  3. Wendy Johnson says:

    May you find peace and comfort in knowing that Koty was looked up to by many in the moto life. Koty was so helpful to other riders giving pointers and just pushing to become a better rider! We will also miss that easy smile.! ((Hugs)) to the family. Our prayers are with you today and in the days ahead. The Johnson’s Family. Mike , Wendy and Colton

  4. Ashley Spencer says:

    My thoughts are with the whole family♡ Koty was such a happy guy and his smile was contagious…the news of this just breaks my heart….praying for everyone♡ Koty was loved by so many!

  5. Judy Crofts says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart and prayers go out to you. May god surround u in his loving arms. God bless you steph and bernie my dear friend. I luv u

  6. Johnny Dillashaw says:

    Sure will miss this lil fellow. Great kid, and was full of life. He will be greatly missed. Prayers to his family and friends. Though he’s not here in person, he will always be with you in spirit. The days where u feel joy and excitement just know it was his spirit sparking the feeling inside.

  7. Isaac Howard says:

    Romans 14:8 For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.

    Prayers to his family and friends .

  8. Meg brown says:

    I did not know koty personally just through a mutual friend I just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers he seemed to be such a sweet young man that was taken too soon I’m so very sorry for your loss Matt 5:4 God bless rest in peace Koty

  9. Paul and Pam King says:

    We were so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

  10. Mandy Rinner says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Tye and Christy and the rest of his family. May god help you through this and heal you over time!

  11. Suzy and Eric Sanders says:

    We are so sorry about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

  12. Donna White says:

    Everywhere he went, Koty brought a bright spark of life & a zest for living, that I’ve never encountered before…such a quick, ready smile & a helping hand, no matter what the job…
    We didn’t know him long, but it didn’t take long before I loved him like a son…I still can’t make sense of it, probably never will…
    I would trade places with him, if I could…that’s the type of loyalty Koty inspired…damn, I’m gonna miss that boy…
    So very, very sorry…

  13. Betty Jo Hall Sullivan says:

    Tye I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to all the Howard Family. I can imagine the Gold racetracks in the sky and I bet Koty Is Leading the Pack and that # 457 is holding the trophy! Prayers for you Danny and Mart, Becky, Lee, and Diane…. Blessings to you all! Sending Love and prayers to the Howard Family. Love you all… Betty Jo (Hall) Sullivan.

  14. Tammy McGuire Bryant says:

    Our thoughts and prayers for KOty and his family such a great kid and awesome rider . You will be missed by so many we all have so many memories and you impacted so many others may you rest in peace . Prayers for Tye and the entire family

  15. Timmy Hollenbeck 550 says:

    Koty, you will always be in the hearts of every MX rider lucky enough to have met the great rider I had the opportunity to meet so many years ago!!! I can only hope that where you are above us, there are clouds of perfect loamy berms and endless amounts of fuel in the tank of your bike. Knowing that every time we hear the thunderous sound of the CR250f is just you taking an extra lap for each one of us missing you down here. Forever ride on in our memories, see you every night in our dreams, and when the day comes, line up beside you on the gate in heaven awaiting the 30 second card to go sideways!!!

  16. Angela Kuhn says:

    I remember this day like it was yesterday, we showed up at cedar point with his Grandma Bernie and she brought Koty, he was my little crush and we hangout, he was the sweetest kid, so sad what happened,
    R.I.P. Koty
    Prayers to the family

  17. Tonya Fike says:

    My sympathy to all of you, may God give you comfort and peace as you remember the good times you shared.

  18. Tivis and Roberta Bolen says:

    Very sorry for your loss

  19. Patti dye hicks says:

    May the good Lord wrap his arms around each of you in this time of sadness for your loss….prayers

  20. Julie Swain Standish says:

    Dear Jacob and family,

    I’m sure you don’t remember me, but a few years ago you escorted me at the Veterans Ceremony at Crestline High School. I got teary eyed and you gave a hug and a thank you. I’ve always remembered how thoughtful you were. I’m so sorry for your loss and wanted to let you know I’m keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I can do for you, please let me know.

    May God’s peace and love be with you during this difficult time.

    Julie Standish

  21. Ashlee Pirnstill says:

    I am SO sorry for your loss. Prayers for your entire family. My thoughts are with you.

  22. Dr. Thresa Young says:

    My heart sank to hear of your significant lose of Koty! No words are adequate at this time…..hope just knowing how many care and are praying for your family are comforting to all of you.

  23. Anthony p says:

    From brother to brother you will be missed let me kno how the lips are up there u will be missed

  24. Denim Robinette says:

    Tye, We haven’t seen each other in years but I have to reach out to you with my sincere condolences. Stay strong my friend and if you ever need a positive shoulder to lean on, please call out. Prayers, Denim R

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