Dr. Howard Martin Katz III, 67, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Medical City Dallas. Howard was born January 5, 1946 in Chattanooga, Tenn., to Howard M. Katz Jr. and Sarah Holmes Katz. He graduated from Oklahoma State University and received his Medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. Howard loved driving around listening to rock music playing loudly on his car radio. He was an avid gun collector and loved to read all types of books and was a real history buff. He loved spending time with his four legged pals; Bella, Miss Kittie and Bart. Dr. Katz was preceded in death by his parents. Howard is survived by his wife, Wendy; his daughter, Salli Katz, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; son, Howard M. Katz IV and wife, Jennifer, of Fort Drum, N.Y.; step daughters, Tara Humphrey and husband, Tyrone, of Blooming Grove, Texas, and Mandy Humphrey, of Corsicana, Texas. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Devon and Kenadi Hood, of Blooming Grove, Texas, Madison Katz and Cayli Trent, of Fort Drum, N.Y. Visitation with the family will be held from 1-2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today following the visitation at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana, Texas with Mr. David Van Zandt. Burial will follow on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Rabbittown Baptist Cemetery in Anniston. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Humane Society of Navarro County , P.O. Box 1734, Corsicana, Texas 75151-1734. An online guestbook is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com
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