July 21, 1921–December 31, 2018
Lee George Howard, age 97, Lake Ozark, Missouri, formerly of Granby, passed away on Monday, December 31, 2018 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.
Lee was born July 21, 1921 in Racine, Missouri, the oldest of 11 children born to the late Jesse Howard and Alice Motley Howard. He grew up in Missouri, and then served in the United States Army during World War II where he received a Purple Heart. He lived in California, Utah, Colorado, working many jobs including construction, on the Oil Fields, and with the Sante Fe Railroad where he worked for 18 years before retiring in 1983. After retirement, he lived in Montana for several years before moving back to Missouri in the late 1980’s to help take care of his parents.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a wife, Alice Howard, who died in 2011, and eight siblings, Hazel Daniels, Leona Ireland, Fred Howard, Junior Howard, Donald Howard, Lola May Harvey, Bob Howard, and Gary Howard.
Survivors include his children, Karen Howard of Lake Ozark, Missouri, and Lee G. Howard, Jr. of Las Vegas, Nevada; brother, Francis Howard and wife Vera of Joplin; sister, Beulah Letts of Goodman, Missouri; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be Monday, January 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors.