Dr. Lonnie W. Howerton, Jr. (1928 - 2016)

Dr. Lonnie W. Howerton, Jr.Dr. Lonnie W. Howerton, Jr.

February 15. 1928 - March 19, 2016

Dr. Lonnie W. Howerton, Jr., 88, died March 19, 2016 in Louisville. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, compassionate physician and faithful friend.

Born February 15, 1928 in Olive Hill, KY to Lonnie Wallace and Goldie (Mobley) Howerton, Dr. Howerton (Corky) graduated as valedictorian from Olive Hill High School in 1945.He was a member of the Olive Hill Comets basketball team and selected to the All- State Team. Dr. Howerton attended Morehead College before earning his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1951. He spent 2 years as a family practitioner in Olive Hill after which he joined the U.S. Army and served with the Medical Corps stationed in Germany. He next completed a residency in Urology and practiced for the remainder of his career in Louisville. Dr. Howerton was Chief of Pediatric Urology and a Clinical Professor of Surgery (Urology and Pediatrics) at the UL Medical School, where he mentored many outstanding Urology residents. He was recognized as a pioneer in his specialty of Pediatric Urology. Some of his most rewarding work was treating patients at Kosair Children’s Hospital. He was an integral part of the medical team that performed the first kidney transplant in Kentucky. Dr. Howerton published numerous journal articles with innovative surgical procedures first performed by him.

Dr. Howerton was a member of the Pendennis Club and a founding member of the Louisville Tennis Club. He was elected a Urological Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and was a member of the Greater Louisville Medical Association, American Board of Urology and American Urological Association. He was a member of Broadway Baptist Church from 1960 until his death. In his later years, Dr. Howerton especially enjoyed the friendship of the members of the Donut Club and ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out). His wit and sense of humor will be missed at these gatherings. Preceded in death by his sister, Christine Adams and his brother, Dr. Carl Howerton. Survived by his wife of 65 years, Phyllis (Kiser) Howerton; son Dr. Chris Howerton; daughters Leigh Patterson (Bill), Julie Johnson, and Carla Moor (Richard); grandchildren, Jennifer Greenfield (Mitch), Andrew Howerton (Jenny), Elizabeth Howerton, J.T. Patterson, Robert Patterson (Marie), Hannah Johnson, Charles Moor and Joshua Moor; great granddaughter Harper Ann Howerton; and brother-in-law J.D. Kiser (Joyce); one niece and five nephews.

The family is grateful for the love and support shown by his many friends, former patients and colleagues in the medical community.