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Howard Earl Williams

May 12, 1942 ~ September 27, 2020 (age 78)


Portland, TX 

Howard Earl Williams entered the gates of Heaven on Sunday September 27th, 2020 after a 3 year battle with leukemia.  He was born on May 12th 1942 to Howard & Bernice Williams. Howard was a devout Catholic and loved his Catholic Church. He graduated valedictorian from Aransas Pass High School in 1960 and Suma Cum Laude from A&I University in Kingsville. He was an accountant and the youngest person at that time to earn a CPA.  Up until his death, he worked for Esenjay Petroleum in the oil and gas industry.  His 38 years with Esenjay were the best years of his career. He loved all of the “other” adventures Michael Johnson got him into. He and his wife Elizabeth fulfilled a life long dream to visit the Holy Land, Isreal. It would be the last of many trips they took together. 

He is preceded in death by his wife (high school sweet heart) of 53 years Mary Elizabeth Nell Williams, an infant son Howard “Rusty” Williams and his parents.  

He leaves behind to cherish his memories; sons, Mark Williams of Portland, Texas, James “Jimbo” Williams (Rebecca) of Rockport, Texas; daughter Cindy McCarty (James) of Portland Texas; brother Dennis Williams (Jerre’) of Houston, Texas; sister Karolyn Williams Rodrique of Katy, Texas: brother-in-law and sister-in-law Robert “Bob” Nell (Diane) of Conroe, Texas. Grandchildren William “Tony” Rinald, Ashley Quintanilla (Sebastien), Christopher Williams, Sabel, Keegan and Jordan, 6 step-grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren Isabella Quintanilla & Caiden Williams and 4 step-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  

Expressions of sympathy may be made by donation to Diocese of Corpus Christi, Catholic-Sharing Appeal, PO Box 2620 Corpus Christ, Texas, 78403-2620 

Holy Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Thursday October 1st at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Aransas Pass, Texas. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Friday October 2nd  at St. Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Aransas Pass, Texas. Interment will follow at Prairie View Cemetery. After wards, everyone is invited to celebrate Howard’s  life with food and fellowship at the home of his daughter and son-in-law Cindy & James McCarty in Portland Texas. 

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Recitation of the Rosary
October 1, 2020

7:00 PM
Charlie Marshall Funeral Home Chapel
2003 W. Wheeler Ave.
Aransas Pass, TX 78336

Funeral Mass
October 2, 2020

10:00 AM
St Mary Star of The Sea Catholic Church
342 S Rife St.
Aransas Pass, TX 78336

October 2, 2020

11:00 AM
Prairie View Cemetery
4424 FM 1069 South
Aransas Pass, TX 78336

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