Billy J Howard

Bill Howard, resident of Shawnee, Kansas, passed away on June 29th, peacefully at his home. He was born in Cashion, Texas, graduated from Midwestern University, and served in both the Marines (1946-1948) and the Navy (1951-1953). Bill worked for General Motors his entire career in Arlington, Texas, Detroit, Michigan, and Kansas City, Missouri, where he ended his career as a purchasing agent for the Fairfax plant. Bill was a member of the Old Mission Lodge #153 for 40 years and the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for 53 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, backpacking, and canoeing in Canada. He also enjoyed raising hunting dogs and his weekly visits from his 7 year-old granddaughter. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Darlene, son, Robert Howard (Vickie), step-daughter, Heather Sickel (Jason), grandsons Travis Howard (Jennifer), Straton Howard (Caroline), granddaughters Halie Howard and Lillian Sickel, and 4 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Ana Howard, his wife, Josie, and his six siblings. Memorial service will be at 2:00pm on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Porter Funeral Homes, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, Kansas 66215. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Great Plains SPCA or Interim Healthcare Hospice.

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Porter Funeral Home
8535 Monrovia
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Jul 05 ,2018
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2:00 PM
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