Gary Ellis Howard

May 19, 1947 ~ May 9, 2019 (age 71)


Gary Ellis Howard, age 71, of Archbold, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019 in his home.  Gary was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on May 19, 1947 to the late Roger & Geneva (Munday) Howard.  He met and married Martha Isbell on June 21, 1975.  Gary was a Tool & Die maker, where he owned and operated Production Tooling System of Wauseon, Ohio.  He was a lifetime member of the NRA, loved working on cars and working with his hands.  A devoted father and grandfather, thoroughly enjoying his children and grandchildren.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.      

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 43 years, Martha; children, Allen Howard; Allison (Chett) Ovitt; grandchildren, Rosalie Hintz; Grace Ovitt; sister-in-law, Mary Jane Isbell and brother-in-law, Thomas Isbell.  In keeping with Gary’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or services.  Anyone wishing to make a memorial donation in Gary’s honor is asked to consider the Salvation Army of Ypsilanti, MI, 9 S. Park St., Ypsilanti, MI 48198, or the Salvation Army, 620 N. Erie St, Toledo, Ohio 43604   Arrangements were entrusted to Barnes Funeral Chapel, Delta. 

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