David Lee Howard

David Lee Howard, 55, was born on March 26, 1957, and passed away on December 16, 2012, after a brief, courageous battle with cancer.
Howard had a love of animals and the great outdoors. His mother, Lou Howard, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his partner of 20 years, Bobby Utter of Dallas; his children, Heather (Al) Kennedy of Omaha, Neb., and PFC Wesley Howard of Azle, Texas; his father, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Lee R. (Twyla) Howard of Bryan, Texas; siblings, Terry (Ken) Ward of Oklahoma, Beth (John) Happick of Maryland, Kathy (Mark) Sewell of Oklahoma, Randy (Jenny) Howard of Florida, and many nieces and nephews.

Howard treasured the time he spent with his family and especially three grandchildren, Micheal, Elisabeth and Austin of Nebraska. His family wishes to thank his many friends and DRA Group for becoming his extended family in their absence.

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This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 28, 2012.