In loving memory

Meador Funeral Home – Gainesville


3rd of June, 2019, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Meador Funeral Home, 1204 E. California St., Gainesville, Texas, 76240

Funeral Service

4th of June, 2019, at 10:00 am at Meador Funeral Home, 1204 E. California St., Gainesville, Texas, 76240


Mountain Creek Cemetery, FM 677, Saint Jo, Texas, 76265

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Wayne Ellis Howell of Lake Kiowa, Texas went to be with the Lord on June 1, 2019 at the age of 86, while surrounded by his loving family. Services will be held at Meador Funeral Home in Gainesville, Tx on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside services will follow, where he will be laid to rest at Mountain Creek Cemetery near Saint Jo, Texas.

Wayne was born in Clarksville, Texas on August 24, 1932 to Gilbert Lebon and Flossie Pearl (Pearce) Howell. He leaves behind his devoted wife of 66 years, Lena Mae (Graves). Wayne and Lena were married on September 3, 1952 in Vernon, Texas. He was a sheet-metal worker by trade, owning and operating Howell Enterprises from 1978 to 1990. He was a current faithful member and deacon of Dixie Primitive Baptist Church in Whitesboro, Texas and previous member and deacon of Brentwood Hills Primitive Baptist church in Fort Worth, Texas. Wayne enjoyed reading his bible, golf, playing cards, and in his younger years was quite the fast-pitch softball pitcher; but, his most cherished times were spent with his loving family.

Mr. Howell is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Carol McFarland. He is survived by his wife: Lena Mae (Graves); brothers: Carlos, Donald and Keith; and sisters: Barbara Scoggins and Delilah Murray. Mr. Howell was a beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was known by his children as Dad, Daddy, and Pop; and lovingly called Paw-Paw by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He leaves behind a legacy, which includes four children: daughter Karren Rene’ and husband Clifton (Kip) Bruner of Sunset, Texas; son Randal (Randy) Wayne and wife Kim of Lake Kiowa, Texas; son Robin Shane and wife Cindy of Lake Kiowa, Texas; and daughter Hollie Rochelle and husband Kevin Simmons of Hideaway, Texas. Wayne was Paw-Paw to ten grandchildren: Pepper (Bruner) Hawkins, Preston Wayne Howell, Lauren (Bruner) Bantham, Landon Howell, Rachel Howell, Nathanael Simmons, Madison (Howell) Dobbs, Hannah (Howell) Pollard, Micah Ellis Simmons, and Bethany Simmons. He is also survived by nine great grandchildren, with the addition of 4 more greats due in the coming months.

Visitation will be held at Meador Funeral Home, on Monday, June 3rd from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.