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Gary R. Howard

December 24, 1935 — December 29, 2016

Gary R. Howard

Gary R. Howard, age 81 of Linn, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at his residence.

Gary was born December 24, 1935, in Sullivan, a son to the late Virgil Howard and Irene (Moss) Howard Hyland.

Gary was a 1953 graduate of Sullivan High School.

Gary served in the United States Navy from February 16, 1953 until December 13, 1956.

On May 23, 1955, he was united in marriage to Betty Gilliam in Norfolk, Virginia. She preceded him in death on October 16, 2000.

Gary was employed by the State of Missouri Highway Department from 1957 until 1963 and then the Missouri Department of Conservation from 1967 until his retirement on January 1, 1996.

Gary was the first President of the Missouri Conservation Agents. He was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Linn Jaycees, the Linn Masonic Lodge #326 and the Paul E. Hasenbeck American Legion Post #317 in Freeburg.

Gary loved spending his time outdoors and being around people.

Gary is survived by: his loving companion, Mitzi Fowler of Linn; one son, Bradley S. Howard of Linn; one daughter, Kaye Barns and her husband Don of Loose Creek; one brother, Robert D. Howard and his wife Barb of West Plains; three grandchildren, Christina Roling and her husband Jake, Elizabeth Barns, and Jason Isom; two great granddaughters, Hallie Roling and Michelle Isom; along with a niece, nephews and friends.

In addition to his spouse and parents he was preceded in death by his step-father, Harold Hyland and a daughter, Faye Isom.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2017, at Morton Chapel in Linn. Funeral Services will follow at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Floyd Gudde officiating. Interment with Full military honors will be at the Cave Springs Cemetery in rural Sullivan, MO.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the St John’s United Methodist Church or Central Missouri Honor Flight Program.

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)

www.mortonchapel.com


SERVICES
Visitation

Monday, January 02, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Morton Chapel
911 E. Main St.
Linn, Missouri 65051-9781

Funeral Service

Monday, January 02, 2017
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Morton Chapel
911 E. Main St.
Linn, Missouri 65051-9781

Interment

Monday, January 02, 2017
3:00 PM

Cave Springs Cemtery
Highway 185
Sullivan, MO 63080

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