Thomas Bruce Howerton

August 2, 1946February 16, 2021

Thomas Bruce Howerton, was born August 2, 1946. He passed away February 16, 2021 at home in Houston, Texas after a long illness.

Bruce grew up in Danville, Virginia and after college in Blacksburg, Virginia began a long career with Transco (later Williams), a natural gas transportation company. His time at Transco was interrupted by a brief stint in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He thoroughly enjoyed his early years with Transco, working at field construction sites in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Alabama and Mississippi, and later, up and down the whole pipeline as a corrosion engineer. After a few years he went to company headquarters in Houston, Texas for the rest of his career. Bruce enjoyed hunting, shooting and driving as well as working on his beloved cars. Bruce kept things for a long time - The GTO he bought new in 1969, the Corvette he bought new in 1972, and the Cuban born girl he met in Houston, who became his lifetime love (although he had the GTO and Corvette longer). He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Stephanie, daughter Tamzin and brother Elwood.

Funeral services will be at a later time.


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Thomas Bruce Howerton

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Carol Gentry

February 24, 2021

I remember uncle Thomas coming to roxboro on your vet and taking me for a ride..
RIP my sweet cousin

NariCarmen Wiedemann

February 24, 2021

Bruce , mi amigo!

I remember when I met you how frightened I was of you, but after talking to you, I sow how nice and sweet man you were. I am going to miss us going to Escalantes on Thursdays afternoon.
Hasta luego , mi amigo