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Milton Ray Howard

October 4, 1951 ~ September 17, 2019 (age 67)


Place of Birth and Parents

Milton Ray Howard was born October 4, 1951 in Austin, Texas.  He parents are Brady Lee and Fannie Lou Howard.



He attended Austin Public Schools where he graduated from Reagan High School.  He then continued his education at Austin Community College.


Religious Affiliation

Milton Ray Howard turned his life over to Christ and was baptized at an early age at St. Edwards Baptist Church in Austin, Texas.



Milton Ray Howard met and married his (Lucy boo) Nancy Gail Skinner on April 12, 2008.  We were married for eleven years, but were together for 16 years.  He later moved his membership to Metropolitan A.M.E. Church.

He was assigned Co-Pro Team of the Steward Board.  Milton loved his church and the members.  He had this tradition at church that he had certain little women at church he would give a hug to every Sunday.  (I called them little homeys).  He attended church regularly until his health failed him.



Milton loved fishing, cooking and watching all kinds of sports.

For many years he worked with his father at Howard’s BBQ.  This was a very popular place in Austin, Texas.


Preceded in Death by

He was preceded in death by his parents Brady Lee and Fannie Lou Howard and six siblings.



He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Gail Howard; his three siblings: Nathaniel Howard (Gladys) of Austin, Texas, Gloria Stewart and Karen Howard of Austin, Texas; two precious god-sons JoVan Wells, Zion Clarence Freeman, both of Austin, Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

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September 26, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
King-Tears Mortuary, Inc.
1300 E 12th St
Austin, TX 78702

Celebration of Life
September 27, 2019

10:00 AM
Metropolitan AME Church
1101 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78702

September 27, 2019

12:00 PM
Evergreen Cemetery
3304 E 12th Street
Austin, TX 78721

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