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Donald Ray Howard

December 5, 1926 ~ March 11, 2009 (age 82)
Apache, Oklahoma

Was born December 5, 1926 in Yale, OK to Ernest Milton and Beulah (Salee) Howard. He passed away March 11th in Chickasha, OK at the age of 82.

Don married Ruby Irine Sumpter on February 11, 1956 in Lawton, OK. Together, they owned and operated Howard's Cleaners in Cyril, OK and Jimmy's Cleaners in Chickasha, OK for over 25 years before they retired.

Don was a member of the Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church in Apache. He served as a Deacon at the Anadarko Pentecostal Holiness Church and then the Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church.

He is survived by:

Four sons-
Ernest Franklin Howard Lawton, OK
Roy Wayne Howard Greensburg, IN
Donald Linn and Deana Kay Howard Edmond, OK
Jerry Don Howard McKinney, TX

One daughter-
Shirley Ray and James Cline Waynesboro, VA

11 Grandchildren, 20 Great-grandchildren and 2 Great-great grandchildren

One half-brother
Billy Hill Santa Barbara, CA

His wife, Ruby, passed away February 2, 2009
He is also preceded in death by:
Two grandchildren- Jerry Smith and Lori Howard
Daughter-in-law- Janet Howard
Sister-Ernestine Howard
Brother-Jack Howard

Funeral Services for Don Howard will be Saturday, March 14th at 10:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church of Apache with Les Claborn officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the Direction of Crews Funeral Home.

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