ODESSA Clyde Alvin Howard, age 81, of Odessa, passed from this life on Sunday, October 20, 2013, in Odessa. |
He was born in Trent, TX, on June 24, 1932, to the late Clarence and Armenta (Wheeler) Howard.
He married Doris Sullivan in Odessa in 1951. He was a US Air Force veteran.
Clyde was a Christian man who loved God and Country. He served in the Korean Conflict at Boling AFB and attended FBI school in Washington, D.C. When he moved to Odessa, he served our community as a police officer for over 20 years. He also worked in the oilfield over the years. He enjoyed guns and participated in pistol matches, even after his retirement. He was an avid member of the NRA.
Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife: Doris Howard of Odessa; son: David Allen Howard of Kingsland, TX; two sisters: Ann Rose of Albuquerque, NM, and Ethel Barnett of Ft. Stockton; grandson: Jack Howard and wife Kelly of Lexington, TX; four great-grandchildren: Wesley Howard, Aubrey Spivey, Wyatt Howard, and Rio Howard; step-granddaughter: Jessica Magallanez and husband Daniel of Midland – they and all of Jessica's friends lovingly referred to Clyde as "Paw Paw"; and his beloved German Shepherd: Bear.
He will be greatly missed by his family, his friends, and Bear.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son: Terry Lee Howard, and two sisters: Dorothy Hendrick and Ruth McCoy.
Visitation will be Tuesday, October 22, 2013, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd.,
Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and condolences may be sent online at acreswestfuneral.com.
Published in Odessa American on Oct. 22, 2013