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Dylan was born in Gainesville, Florida on Nov. 27, 2001. He passed away on February 5, 2018. He attended Waldo Community Elementary School & Howard Bishop Middle School. He was in the 9th grade at Loften High School/ Professional Academies Magnet in their institute of Graphic Art & Design program.
Dylan loved to draw and was always at it every spare moment. He talked of using his love of art to help others through art therapy. He was into Batman and enjoyed saying ""I am Batman."" He had a creative mind that kept him and his brother, Rylan entertained in their make-believe world especially role-playing Dungeons and Dragons. He would have loads of fun fooling people using accents such British, Indian, & Russian. Dylan was great with little kids. He would play or read with patience, gentleness, and kindness. He enjoyed video games plus loved to watch You Tube's Game Theory & Film Theory: how they reasoned fascinated him. He was very intelligent, competitive, a deep thinker, & adventurous.
His maternal grandfather preceded him in death, James Lester Estes. The loving family he left behind are his maternal great grandparents, James and Giinnie Duncan, his maternal grandmother, Tina Marie Estes, and his paternal grandparents, E. Paul and Janet N. Howard, grieving with his mother, Jamie Lynn Estes, and his father Steven Paul Howard, is his brother, Rylan James Howard, also grieving are his Uncle Joel ( Brandie ) Estes, Aunt Julia ( Bob ) Wolfson, Uncle Michael ( Tammy ) Howard, and Aunt Teresa ( Bill ) Carman, plus cousins: Chloe & Jeanice Estes; Jeremy, Leeann, and Patrick Howard, Kaitlyn and CJ Wolfson. There are many more extended family that will miss his humor and smiles.
A Memorial Service will be held at First United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. to be followed by a family graveside service at Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Art Therapy Association online or call
703-548-5860, or First United Methodist Church for scholarship to Warren W. Willis United Methodist Camp.
Arrangements are under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 311 S. Main Street, Gainesville, FL (352) 376-5361. www. Milamfh.com
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Published in Gainesville Sun from Feb. 11 to Feb. 13, 2018