David Kenneth Howard of Flatonia, TX achieved eternal health on April 27, 2015.
David was born in Cleveland, TX on January 12, 1943 to David and Madeline Howard. He served in the Army and was honorably discharged in June 1963.
He married the love of his life, Mary Ellen Howard, on March 15, 1967 . He was an honest hardworking man who raised four boys. He and Mary moved from Jacinto City, TX to Flatonia, TX in the early '80's, where they spent the rest of their days.
David enjoyed working with his hands whether that be welding, farming or jigsaw puzzles.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 46 years, Mary Ellen Howard, son Robert Charles Burns, his father David Howard, his mother Madeline McClees, his brothers Ronald Howard and Jerry Dale Howard.
He is survived by his sons: Richard Sellers and wife Connie of Flatonia, TX, Michael Burns and wife Anita of San Antonio, TX, Kenneth Burns and wife Paula of Pleasant Plains, Arkansas; sister Linda Howard, brother Donald Howard, sister-in-law Mary Howard; his grandchildren Julie Couch and husband Kenneth, Robert Sellers and wife Amanda, Miguel Guerrero and wife Misty, Stephen Garcia and wife Melissa, Craig Burns and wife Denise, Kristen Burns. He loved his 8 great-grandchildren: Ryan, Beiya, Aiyla, Mercedes, Roman, Gabriel, Lena and Violet; nephew Earnest Key as well as numerous other nieces and nephews.
He spent his last days at the home he loved surrounded by family.
Visitation is scheduled for Saturday May 2, 2015 from 9 am to 11 am at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange. Graveside services will be held at Pitman Cemetery in Muldoon following visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley in La Grange or Wounded Warrior Project.