Gary Lee Howard, a resident of Tulsa, Oklahoma and former resident of Henryetta, passed away in Tulsa on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Gary was born on October 25, 1952 in Hawthorne, California to William James Howard and Donna Noreen (Bussey) McDaniel.
Gary grew up in California and attended school there. Gary moved to Oklahoma in his early twenties, where he began working as an automotive paint and body technician. Gary operated a body shop in Henryetta for several years. He was a member of the New Life Church. Gary had a keen sense of adventure and lived his life to the fullest. Gary was a loving son, brother, and uncle and he will be missed by his family and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his father, Bill Howard and a sister-in-law, Patty Howard.
Gary is survived by his mother, Donna McDaniel of Broken Arrow; six brothers, Mike Howard and wife Tiffany of Henryetta, Mark Howard and wife Rachel of Broken Arrow, Bryan Howard of Enid, Dale Howard of Henryetta, Bobby Howard and wife Beverly of Broken Arrow, and Billy Howard of Broken Arrow; by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, and other extended family, as well as many good friends.
A funeral service for Gary will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Integrity Chapel with Pastor Mark Elam officiating. Interment will follow immediately at Westlawn Cemetery under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service of Henryetta.
Pallbearers will be the brothers of Gary Howard.