In Memory

William "Bill" Elery Howard

William Elery (Bill) Howard, Jr., 79, of Victoria, passed away peacefully, Thursday, August 12, 2021, from complications of a rare form of Parkinsonism.  Family and friends gathered for visitation, Wednesday, August 18th, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 704 Mallette Dr. in Victoria, TX, from 9AM to 10AM with rosary at 9;30 AM.  A funeral mass began at 10:00 AM.  Burial followed at Resurrection Cemetery.  Pall bearers were Bill's grandsons.  Honorary pallbearers were Blake Dunn, Bobby Lane, Patrick Uresti, and past and present members of the Board of Directors of Trust Texas Bank.

Bill was born August 28, 1941 in Bryan, Texas to the late Mary Helen Jones Howard and William E. Howard, Sr.  He attended Victoria High School (class of '59), Victoria College, Texas A&M, and Southwest Braduate School of Banking (SMU).  He was a Viet Nam veteran (U.S. Navy) and a member of V.F.W. and American Legion.  In 1964, he married his sweetheart, Peggy Tolbert.

Bill began his banking career with First National Bank of Bryan, Texas, under the tutelage of Travis Bryan, Jr., and ended his careet some 50 years later with hisretirement, became a member of the board of directors.  Along with his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his brother, John E. Howard; and two grandchildren.  

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Peggy Tolbert Howard: children, Jay and Annettee Howard, Christy and William Mason, and Jess and Dana Howard; grandchildren, Jessica Uresti, Marian and Derk Jameson, Genna Uresti, Sam Howard, Jack Howard, Grayson Howard, JOhn Howard, Clare Howard, William Howard, and Vivan Hoard; great-grandchild, Carlotte Rose Jameson; along with numerous other loving famiy members and firends.  

In lieu of flowers, donation to Hospice of South Texas appreciated.

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Entered by Joye Oliver Tripson    08/25/21