Everett Truman Howard, 99, a lifelong resident of Burnet County, died Oct. 24, 2012, at Hearthstone, a senior-care facility in Round Rock. He was born Aug. 16, 1913, to Eli and Ollie Olivia (Harris) Howard at Bertram.
He married Essie Marie Chandler Ischy on Feb. 15, 1946, in Travis County. He was a rock, brick and tile mason and the owner and operator of Creative Iron Works.
He was all about building, creating and improving the quality of life of people around him. Although he earned a reputation as a master craftsman, his most lasting legacy was his genuine love and care for all of his family and friends.
He was a father whose love would not let you down, whose love would not let you off and whose love would not let you go. He was deeply loved by his family and many friends.
Survivors include sons Thomas and wife Glenda Ischy of Bertram, Ronnie and wife Juanita Ischy of Lampasas, Lynn and wife Wendy Howard of Round Rock and Glenn “Buster” and wife Vicky Howard of Pilot Point; sisters Mattie Maude Davis and Dorothy Lee Chandler; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; a large extended family; and very special friend, Dorothy O’Neal, whom he met at Hearthstone.
Preceding him in death are his wife of 59 years, who died Nov. 3, 2005; daughter Kathy Howard Roberts, who died in an auto accident July 19, 1978; and sisters Rubie Jewel, Lorena, Laura Hazel and Jonnie Kate.
A funeral service was Oct. 27 at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, 306 Texas 29 in Burnet, (512) 756-2222 with the Rev. Glenn “Buster” Howard officiating.
He also officiated at the graveside service.
Burial was at New Hope Cemetery in Cedar Park.
All who attended were comforted by the Gospel songs “Amazing Grace,” The Old Rugged Cross” and “I’m on the Other Side of Life, Now.”