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March 23, 2013

William James “Jamie” Howard


The Ada News

Allen —  

Services for William James “Jamie” Howard, 77, of Allen are 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Allen School Auditorium. The Rev. Buddy Drake will officiate. Burial will follow at the Allen Cemetery. 

Family and friends may call at the Allen Chapel from 3 p.m. Sunday until service time.

Mr. Howard died Friday, March 22, 2013, at his home. 

He was born Dec. 30, 1935, in Allen to Norman and Etta Hays Howard. He married Earlene Miller on Nov. 20, 1954. 

In his younger years, Mr. Howard farmed and raised cattle but also worked in construction. He worked for OG&E for several years before starting his own construction and heavy-equipment business, Howard’s Dozer Service. 

Mr. Howard was a member of Allen Masonic Lodge #81.

Survivors include his wife, Earlene Howard, of the home; his children, Kathy Nichols and husband, Roy, of Wagoner, Michael Howard and wife, Debra, Gary Howard and wife, Glenda, and Kay Heck and husband, Rick, all of Allen; his grandchildren, Julie Porter and husband, Don, of Catoosa, Jeff Nichols and wife, Stephany, of Tulsa, Chris Howard and wife, Kierra, Larry Howard and Kristi, Chad Goodson and wife, Keisha, all of Allen, Cole Goodson and Amber of Atwood, Kayla Dupler and husband, Cody, of Lawton, and Hannah Heck of Allen; his great-grandchildren, Colyn, Bailey, Keegan, Gentry and Larkin Porter, Maycee, Malloree and Maebree Howard, Tagus and Keithon Howard and Brogen and Khloe Goodson; his brother, Cecil Howard of Gerty; and sisters, Shirley Cline and husband, Marvin, of Altus and Lynn Matthews and husband, Charlie, of Marlow.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Lindell Howard, Norman “Bunk” Howard, Carlton Howard and Walter Howard.

Bearers are Chris Howard, Larry Howard, Chad Goodson, Cole Goodson, Jeff Nichols and Don Porter. Honorary bearers are Carl Wages, Dale Stout, Jerry Martin, Ruben Huffstutler, David Phillips and Bill Arthur.

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