Thomas Hawkins Howard, 89, of Bryan, passed away Sunday September 15, 2019. A Celebration of Life is set for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept 24, 2019, at Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Center in Bryan, with Certified Celebrant Dawn Lee Wakefield officiating. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Houston. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers of Bryan College Station.
Thomas was born born June 2, 1930, in Deridder, Louisiana, to Taft and Lois Howard. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father and grandfather. Thomas has lived in this area since 1971 and was the owner of Tip Top Music. He especially loved playing steel guitar in several “swing” country bands. Thomas was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Sons of Hermann.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 70 years, Anita Loree Howard; brother, Bill Howard; and sister, Sue Norris.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Charles Melvin, Debbie and Ben Franklin; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Maria Howard, Don and Milbre Howard; sisters and brother-in-law, Tressie and Elmo Bird, Kathy Ricicar; grandchildren, Chip Melvin, Matthew Melvin, Aaron Franklin; and great grandchildren, Peyton Melvin, Brayden Melvin, Samantha Melvin, Miles Melvin, and Vivian Franklin.
The family would like to offer a special thank you to his caregivers at Crestview Retirement Community for their loving care.
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