Billy James "Bill" Howard, a resident of Schulter, died July 29, 2016 in Broken Arrow at the age of 82. He was born Nov. 11, 1933 in Henryetta to Aaron Prinson Howard and Mabel (Decker) Howard.
Bill married Marie Elizabeth Ashley in 1976 in Okmulgeea and remained together for 38 years. Marie preceded him in death Oct. 11, 2014. Also preceding him in death are his parents and one sister, Minizel "Minnie" McLeland, also a daughter in law Patty Howard.
Bill is survived by his children: Billy Howard of Broken Arrow, Gary Howard of Tulsa, Bob Howard & wife Beverly of Broken Arrow, Dale Howard of Henryetta, Mike Howard & wife Tiffany of Henryetta, Mark Howard & wife Rachel of Broken Arrow, Bryan Howard of Enid and Patricia Dombek of Henryetta; by 26 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and one sister, Lucille Adair of Henryetta.
Viewing will be  Aug. 1 at Integrity Funeral Service from 1 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 at Integrity Chapel with Rev. Jared Dumond officiating. Interment will follow in Westlawn Cemetery under direction of Integrity Funeral Service.