Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services

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Mark Layne Howell

December 5, 1946March 16, 2020

Mark Layne Howell, 73, of Baytown, Texas passed away on March 16, 2020. He was born in Houston, Texas on December 5, 1946 to O.J. and Geraldine Howell. Mark worked for the Lubrizol Corporation for thirty years in the tank farm and then as a foreman. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1965 and was drafted in 1967 where he was deployed to Korea. He enjoyed spending time with family, going to the gun range, watching football, NASCAR, and westerns, and learning about World War II. He is preceded in death by his parents, O.J. “Dixie” and Geraldine Howell; and brother Gene Howell. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Doris Howell; son, Monte Layne Howell; step-daughter, Becky Wade and husband Tim; step-daughter, Krisha Gregory; granddaughter, Krysinda Gregory Tyler and husband Robbie; grandson, Joe Wade; brother, Ken T. Howell and wife Linda; plus numerous cousins. Private family graveside services will take place on Tuesday, March 24, 2019. To share words of comfort with the family, please visit www.navarrefuneralhome.com


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Barbara Steward

March 23, 2020

Mark was my first cousin. He and I were born 4 days apart. We grew up together and were great friends. He always teased me that he was older than me. As we aged, I teased him that he was "older" than me! Thinking about my childhood, it always included Mark. He stayed with us when we were in Kindergarten so Aunt Gerry could teach. We were always together in school and sat by one another in home room and graduated together from Kindergarten and finally Robert E. Lee High School in 1965. I loved him like a brother and I will miss him til we meet again!
Barbara Howell Steward

Jerry Gilbert

March 23, 2020

I have known
Mark many years and he was such a good person. We will miss him but will see him in heaven, rest in peace my friend.
Jerry and Sheila Gilbert

Deborah Howell-Gonzalez

March 23, 2020

Rest in peace, Mark. Your family is in my heart and prayers.