LeRoy Earl Howard, Sr.
”1945 - 2020”

    LeRoy Earl Howard, Sr.

    Unable are the loved to die,
    for love is immortality.
      Emily Dickinson

      LeRoy Earl Howard, Sr.
      age 75 of Wyandotte, Oklahoma was born July 14, 1945 in Claremore, Oklahoma
      to John D. Howard and Geraldine (Bearskin) Howard. He was drafted into the
      United States Army in 1965 where he served in the Viet Nam War. He married
      Sharon (Dinwiddie) on November 26, 1965. LeRoy was a proud member of the
      Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma and served as the business administrator for
      13 years and Chief for 9 years. He passed away Friday, December 18, 2020 after
      a battle with COVID-19.
      LeRoy was a lifelong resident of the area. An avid hunter, he went bear hunting
      in Minnesota, Pheasant hunting in New York and Kansas, deep sea fishing in Louisiana.
      He annually traveled to Colorado for Elk hunting and the Ouachita Mountains in southern
      Oklahoma for turkey hunting. He also enjoyed classic cars, gun and knife shows and
      traveling with his family. He was a loving family man and will be sadly missed by many.
      He was preceded in death by his mother Geraldine (Bearskin) Stovall, 3 sisters,
      Susie Nuckols, Edie Bowers, and Trudy White, 2 brothers Tom Stovall and Jimbo Stovall,
      a nephew, 2 nieces and an infant son.
      Left to cherish his memory; his wife of 55 years Sharon Howard of the home,
      daughter Roni Grimmett and her husband Kelly of Vinita, son LeRoy Howard Jr.
      and wife Amy of Vinita, daughter Stacie King and husband Shawn of Miami;
      14 grandchildren, 6 greatgrandchildren; one brother Leslie (Mutt) Howard of
      Wyandotte, seven sisters, Carol Hammond of Joplin, Missouri, Shine Carson,
      Tulsa, Laurie Heffleman and Deana Mersman of Grove, Neasy Garwood, George Ann Stovall
      and Donna Francis of Miami and many loved nieces, nephews and friends.
      Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at
      Grove Christian Center with Pastor David Knox officiating.
      Charlie Diebold will honor Mr. Howard with Native American rites on
      Wednesday December 23, 2020 at Bassett Grove Cemetery.
      All under the direction of Nichols-Stephens Funeral, Grove, Ok.
      Resource: Nichols-Stephens Funeral & Cremation Services

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