William Lewis Howard, Jr. of Heavener, Oklahoma was born January 20, 1943 in Jackson Township, Missouri to William Lewis, Sr. and Violet Mae (Handley) Howard and passed away March 5, 2019 in Heavener, Oklahoma at the age of 76.
He is survived by:
Linda Kay Howard of the home
Shelly Smith and husband Scott of Rudy, Arkansas
Leslie Shipman and Samantha Pierce of Howe, Oklahoma
Linda Louise Edwards of Fort Smith, Arkansas
William Lewis Howard III and wife Theresa of Girard, Ohio
Lonnie Dale Donaldson and wife Teresa of Virginia Beach, Virginia
Johnny Lee Mundy and wife Nicole of Howe, Oklahoma
Matthew Mundy and wife Kendra of Howe, Oklahoma
Timothy Coker and fiancé Chelsea (Gomez) of Poteau, Oklahoma
Fleta Fern and Michael Terry
Robert Howard of Missouri
Harold Howard of Missouri
Dewayne Howard of Missouri
Richard Howard of Missouri
Kenny Howard of Missouri
Several nieces, nephews, cousins, other loved ones, and host of friends
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Dawn Hughes; one son, Larry Eugene Ferguson; three brothers, James, Raymon, Edward (Yogi) Howard; one sister, Ada Sayre and husband, Wayne; and a sister-in-law, Edyth Howard.
William was a long-time resident of the area and retired from the military where he served his country in the United States Navy. He was a veteran of the Vietnam Era. William loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.
A committal service will be at 10 a.m., Friday, March 15, 2019 at the United States National Cemetery with military honors by the U. S. Navy in Fort Smith, Arkansas with Reverend Ray Weaver officiating.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Heavener Assembly of God Church in Heavener, Oklahoma. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma.
To sign Mr. Howard’s online guestbook please visit www.dowdenrobertsfuneralhome.com