Lee Alan Howard

Born: Mon., Aug. 17, 1959
Died: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018


12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 03, 2018
Location: Towne Square Business & Community Centre

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sat., Mar. 03, 2018
Location: Towne Square Business & Community Centre

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Lee Alan Howard, age 58, of Winchester, IN, left his earthly home to live forever in Heaven on Saturday, February 24, 2018. 

Lee worked at Jay Randolph County Services in Winchester, IN for 41 years.  He was well-known for his hugs, unconditional love, and his commitment to pray for anyone he sensed might want or need prayer, whether in a public or private setting.

Lee enjoyed life in general, but one of his favorite things to do was to invite friends and family to his home for coffee.  He loved eating pancakes and his favorite restaurant was McDonalds.  While riding in the car he would turn up the Christian music as loud as the person driving could tolerate.  He always enjoyed the times he rode the tractor or combine with his grandfather, father, brother or nephew.  Bowling was his favorite sport.  His newest enjoyment was his weekly music therapy with Emily, a new friend.

Lee is survived by his sister, Laura Hazelett (David); brother, Bill Howard; nephews, Spencer Howard (Morgan), Jason Hazelett (Tiina) and Jeff Hazelett; and nieces, Tami Sears (Wayne), Mandi Thompson (Jamie), Kaylee Howard (friend Charlie).

Lee was cared for by numerous caregivers over the years, but a special tribute and honor is given to Faye Chalfant and Bonnie Hutchens by Lee’s family.  They made his life here on earth resemble Heaven.  Lee loved them with all his heart. 

Lee was preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Faye Howard; his parents, Carl and Wilma Howard; and a brother, Denney Howard.

Funeral services for Lee will be at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Towne Square Community Centre located at 123 W. Franklin St., Winchester, IN 47394.  Burial will follow at Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester.

Friends and family may call from 12-3 p.m., on Saturday, at the Community Centre.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Lee’s honor to Randolph County Association for the Handicapped (RCAH), 3856 Bloomingsport Road, Winchester, IN 47394, with envelopes available at the visitation. 

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at walkerswinchester.com.

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Randi Rose
   Posted Mon February 26, 2018
Sorry to hear of Lee's passing he was a great friend who loved all he knew and he made us laugh every day

Christine Watkins
   Posted Mon February 26, 2018
Laura, how blessed Lee is to have a sister like you. I am sending you and Dave and all of your family my deepest sympathy and love. What a life Lee had. What wonderful smiles he spread everywhere. He will shine his light all over heaven now.

Nicki alfrey
   Posted Tue February 27, 2018
I did not know Lee but recognized him in his picture from being out and about in Winchester. So sorry for your loss!

Ella K Keihn
   Posted Tue February 27, 2018
My heart is hurting for you and your family Lee touched my life in a way i have carried with me sense, but my soul is singing because I am sure he has a lot to say to his beautiful Mother up there in heaven. I was blessed to know him and know he is singing loud and proud.

Janice Spainhour
   Posted Tue February 27, 2018
I have been thinking of you all so much this week. I met Lee, not long after I came to Lynn. He was the same, every time I saw him...full of life, love, energy, enthusiasm and joy. There was just something so special about him that made others feel a contagious warmth and affection in his presence. I celebrate his life with you all and love knowing that his suffering is over and his joy in Heaven is even greater than what he knew on earth. Love to you all!

Diana Phillips Kerrigan
   Posted Wed February 28, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of Lee's passing. I worked with Lee at JRDS. I was a workshop supervisor and also worked as a teaching assistant for the life skill classes. Lee was a very special person and I looked forward to seeing him everyday. He always managed to bring a smile to my face no matter how bad my day may be going. He will be greatly missed. Prayers for his entire family.

Tracie Ridgeway
   Posted Sat March 03, 2018
Laura & Family, I am so saddened to hear of Lee's passing. Lee had an infectious smile that brought pure joy to all those he came into contact with. One of my favorite jobs that I have held through my life was being his caregiver. He never failed to make me smile. I still recall how he would get excited and rub the palms together real fast. He was so special. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones. May the Lord bring you peace, comfort and strength as only he can.

Marsha Shires
   Posted Fri April 20, 2018
Laura & family,
So sorry to hear of Lee’s passing. I remember Lee taking swimming lessons with Brenda Kay Hammers, my sister at the Winchester swimming
pool. Brenda now attends Hilcroft in Muncie and now lives in a group home with services from Hilcroft. Brenda Kay talks about Lee quite often. My heart goes out to your family.
Special prayers for your family as you remember many fond memories. Thx