Weatherford Democrat


November 13, 2013

Johnie Leon Howell

Johnie Leon Howell, 93, of Cleburne, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.

A graveside service is 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Cooper Creek Cemetery in Denton.

He was born June 19, 1920, in Parker County to Joseph Luther Howell and Cynthia Elizabeth Hill Howell. He married Hazel Pearl Howell in Fort Worth on Oct. 5, 1955. Mr. Howell was a driver for Marigold Milk at retirement.

Leon is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Garland and Kathryn Hunt, of Cleburne; sisters, Cleo Henigan and Wayne Nell Alexander, of Weatherford; grandchildren, Roger (Cathy), Steve (Debbie), Brian (Mary) and Dallas (Wesley); and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Howell, in 2006; sisters, Opal Finley and Lorene McKenzie; and brothers, Lovell Howell, Landon Howell, Lloyd Howell, Joe Howell, Norman Howell and Claude Howell.

Bill DeBerry Funeral Directors


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