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Bryan Keith Howard

March 20, 1960 ~ December 23, 2021 (age 61)


Bryan Keith Howard, 61, of Arp, was born March 20, 1960, in Overton, Texas to Jerry Lee and Becky Lowry Howard. Keith passed away in a Dallas hospital following major open-heart surgery on December 23, 2021.

Keith loved life. He married his high school sweetheart that was definitely the love of his life. They started dating at the ripe ages of 15 and 17. Two weeks after Renae graduated from high school they were married on June 6, 1981. From their first date, they were inseparable for 40 plus years. Keith loved hunting, camping, but most of all he loved his Abby. His sweet little 4-year-old granddaughter.

Abby loved her Paw Paw and made many memories in 4 and a half short years. She was the apple of his eye, yes, he played barbies, made Lego castles, and played in the dirt.

Keith and Renae loved to travel to Colorado often riding the mountain and enjoying the vast scenery.

Keith was preceded in death by his father Jerry Lee Howard. Survivors include his wife Renae Howard of Arp; son and daughter-in-law, Trenton and Brittney Howard of Arp; 1 granddaughter Abigail Howard of Arp; his mother Becky Murphy and husband Michael of Troup; brother, Jeff Howard and wife Nancy of Troup; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, many nieces, and nephews.

Trenton, his son, he loved you so very much. All your dad ever wanted for you was for you to be happy and be the best man you could be. Work hard and love much, be respectful, kind, and thoughtful.

Keith worked as a welder and pipefitter all his working life. He was loved by all who ever worked with him. He was always dedicated to whatever his job was. It was always 100%.

Memorials may be made to Arp Emmanuel Baptist Church, in lieu of flowers.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at Arp Emmanuel Baptist Church with Reverend Doctor Ron Klingsick officiating. Burial to follow at Ebenezer Cemetery, Arp.

Visitation will be 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday, December 27, 2021, at Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home, Overton.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home, Overton.

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December 27, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home
905 S. Commerce St.
Overton, TX 75684

Funeral Service
December 28, 2021

2:00 PM
Arp Emmanuel Baptist Church
202 E. Longview St.
Arp, TX 75750

December 28, 2021

3:00 PM
Ebenezer Cemetery
CR 2110 Off of Hwy 135
Arp, TX 75750

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