Donald Lee Howard Sr.
Monday 22nd of February 1932 - Friday 7th of June 2019
Don was wed to Miss Janet Parker on May 19, 1955 in East Ridge, Tennessee. Together, Don and Janet celebrated 64 years of marriage until his passing.
In addition to his loving wife Janet, left to cherish his memory are his sons Donald Lee Howard Jr. & wife Shannon, Timothy G. Howard & wife Carrie. Grandchildren Tina Howard Dunnigan & husband Brady, Donald Lee Howard III & wife Naresha, Christopher M. Howard & wife Jordan and Matthew B. Howard. Great grandchildren Henry Lee Howard, Caroline Kate Howard, Stella Dunnigan, Riley Dunnigan, Conor Dunnigan & Don’s sister Wanda Walker. Don was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.
Don grew up in North Georgia & attended North Georgia Military College & also attended the University of Chattanooga. He served active duty in the army for the Korean Conflict where he was decorated for bravery in combat.
Don had a full career in the telecommunications business & later became a partner in an independent telecommunications company. He branched into ownership of hotels, restaurants & various other forms of real estate. He formed a family business by sharing ownership with his sons & grandchildren who became operating partners of the various companies.
Don's hobbies included playing golf, travel & spending time w/ friends & family. He was an active member at Southside Church of Christ in Lexington for more than 35 years. He was also an active member of Gulf Coast Church of Christ in Ft. Myers Florida for many years. Don centered his entire life around his faith in Jesus Christ.
Visitation will be held at Southside Church of Christ 1533 Nicholasville Road Lexington on Thursday June 13 from 3:30pm-4:30pm. A memorial service will follow immediately after starting at 4:30pm.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Potter Children’s Home located at 2350 Nashville Road, Bowling Green KY 42101.
To share a remembrance of Don or offer condolences to his family, please visit milwardfuneral.com.
I met Don and Janet when I used to open the gym . Can’t think of two more wonderful people and I am sure Don is with Christ now. Love Louie
Fred and judith richardssays
It breaks my heart to hear about Don. Heaven gained a precious angel who was always kind, loving and we called him the the candy man for giving candy to all the little children or us adult kids too. He was so welcoming at Southside and had a sweet smile always. Love and prayers for his family and friends. Until we meet again!
Sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and strength for the family.
Jon & Lori Levinsonsays
The Levinson family is so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Please know we are thinking of you and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Don and Janet have had a big space in our hearts for many years. Their lifestyle can best be described as "Christian Living"