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Donald "Ray" Howard

December 22, 1957 — December 1, 2023

Cleveland

Donald "Ray" Howard

Donald “Ray” Howard was born December 22nd, 1957, to parents Raymond Howard and Barbara Anne Pullen Howard. He went to his Heavenly home on December 1st, 2023, at the age of 65. Ray was a beloved father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend.

A hardworking man, Ray was a proud 3rd generation sawyer, and extended this passion for working at the sawmill to his children. His love of the outdoors was evident in all aspects of his life; he was an avid fisher and hunter. When not fishing or hunting, you could find Ray watching old westerns on TV.

Above all else, Ray was a devoted family man, and enjoyed spending as much time as he could with his family. He brought laughter wherever he went and could light up a room with the stories he told.

Left behind to cherish his memory are his sons, Dennis Ray Howard, Earnest Donovan Howard, Trinity Dwayne Howard; daughter, Bobbi Joe Howard; brother, Raymond D. Howard; grandchildren, Daniel Howard, Elizabeth Howard, Samuel Howard, Gabriella Howard, Jacqueline Howard, Naomi Howard, Trinity Howard, Donald Howard, Cornelia Rose Howard, Vidalya Schoonover, Noah Schoonover Sadie Greer, Darrian McShan; great-grandchildren, Ivy Early, Tripp Early, Cason McShan, Kinsley McShan; nephews, Eric Howard, Bobby Collins, Frank Collins; Nieces, Rebecca Barlow; and numerous friends and other relatives.

Donald Ray Howard is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Howard and Barbara Anne Pullen Howard; son, Donnie Ray Howard; and brother, James D. Howard.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 8th from 10:00 am- 12:00 pm at Pace Stancil Funeral Home in Cleveland, TX. A graveside service is to follow at 2:00 pm at Pace Stancil Memorial Rest Gardens in Cleveland, TX.

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Visitation

Friday, December 8, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm

Cleveland - Pace-Stancil Funeral Home

303 E Crockett St, Cleveland, TX 77327

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Graveside Service

Friday, December 8, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm

Pace-Stancil Memorial Rest Garden

12901 FM 2025, Cleveland, TX 77328

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