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Jimmie Howard

Jimmie-Howard-1Jimmie Howard, age 65, of Mena, died Tuesday, November 10, 2015 in Mena.  He was born on Monday, December 12, 1949 to Johnnie Lester and Edith Adella Burt Howard in Mena, Arkansas.
Jim loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren.  He enjoyed tailgating at the Bearcat football games; smoking his famous smoked chicken.  He also enjoyed taking drive around the county, going on daily walks up on the mountain and going hunting.  He was an active member of the Mena Elks Lodge #781 volunteering for the toy drive and passing out food during the holidays.  Jim worked for Tyson’s in Grannis for over 20 years and owned and operated Green Acres Lawn Service since his retirement from Tyson’s. Jim was a loving, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Betty Jo Brooks, Maxine Howard and Joyce Martin.
Jim is survived by his is daughter and son in law, Robin and Richard Castor of Mena; brother, Johnny Howard of Mena; two sisters, Sammye Cureton of Hatfield and Margery Howard of Mena; eleven grandchildren; Rodney Castor and wife, Kayla of Mena, Chad Castor and wife, Dezzarai of Siloam Springs, Justin Castor and Blake Castor of Mena, Macy Brotherton, Madelyn Brotherton, Rhett Brotherton of Mena, Hannah Smith and Hilary Smith of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Paul Wurtz and Jane Wurtz of Little Rock; three great grandchildren, Tatum Castor of Mena and Hayden and Harlan Castor of Siloam Springs; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena.


In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Mena Elks Lodge #781, 124 Elk Lane, Mena, Arkansas 71953


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