Funeral services for Howard Allen Engledow, 82, Kilgore, will be 11:00 am Saturday, March 14, 2020, in the Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Elderville Cemetery, Longview.
Howard passed away, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at his residence in Kilgore. He was born June 27, 1937, in Henrietta, Texas to the late Howard Nichols and Stella Hightower Engledow.
Howard's nickname in school was cotton but the family called him Sonny. He joined the Navy when he was 17 years old and served 4 years. He married Shirley Ann Skaggs August 7, 1957, in Iowa Park, Texas. He joined the Coast Guard and they lived in Staten Island, NY for 4 years. After separating from the Coast Guard in 1964, they moved to East Texas. He was a machinist and mechanic working or engines, pumps, cars, appliances & more. He lived in Pine Tree until the neighborhood started getting crowded, then he went in search of a place with lots of space between him and his neighbors and found it in the summer of '72. He moved in on Labor Day weekend and it is where he went to meet the Lord.
Besides his parents, Howard was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Shirley Ann Engledow, and two sisters Kay Kershel and Ann Looney.
Howard is survived by five children and their spouses, Wendy Messner of Kilgore, Laura and James Moseley of Diana, Bill and Tina Engledow of Longview, Chris and Jeannie Engledow of Villa Rica, Georgia, Howard Jr and Susie Engledow of Bonney Lake, Washington; sister, Sue Bean of Iowa Park; twelve grandchildren, and nineteen great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the funeral home prior to the service.
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