Richard Earl Howie

Richard Earl Howie


Howie, RichardRichard Earl Howie (Dick) went to heaven 23 Jan 2014 after fighting lung cancer. He was born 3 Apr 1930 in Ardmore, OK graduating from Ardmore High in 1948, then entered the Air Force in 1951 and served for four years in England during the Korean War.

He married his sweetheart Verda Dene Saxon on 22 Oct 1954 then attended the University of Arizona graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineer with High Distinction in1961 and a member of Tau Beta Pi Honors Association.

He moved his family back to Oklahoma to work for Phillips Petroleum for two years then back to his beloved Air Force to work at Tinker Air Force Base as an engineer for 29 years in Federal Civil Service.

He is survived by his wife Verda Dene (Saxon) Howie of 59 years, sister Pat Hargis, brother Mike Howie, sons Vince and Marc Howie, daughter Patricia Hopkins, their spouses, eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Loving husband, devoted father, loving grandfather, big brother, uncle, friend, and hero to all, he will be missed dearly.

Services to be held at Matthews Funeral Home, 601 S. Kelly Edmond, OK, 27 Jan 2014 at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Lung Association.

5 thoughts on “Richard Earl Howie”

  1. Verda,

    Our hearts ache for you and the children and families. May you find comfort in knowing He is at peace.

    Much Richard and Amy Berry

  2. We are so sorry about Richard passing and may you find comf0rt in knowing he is at peace.

    Much Love,
    Amy and Richard Berry

  3. Tom and Becky Vaughn

    Verda we are so sorry for your loss. We apologize that we could not make it to the service. I had to work. He was a great man and we will miss him a lot.

  4. John and Pat Byrd Cobb of Ardmore

    John and I send our sympathy and prayers. We were in A.H.S. together and John’s sister, Murielene Potts, was a friend of Verda’s. Their birthdays were the same, and the Saxons and Cobbs were lifelong friends. Again, we are sorry for your loss. Pat and John Cobb.

  5. my condolences to the Howie family…Dick was a great man-many fond memories! Best wishes to all

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