OBITUARY

Kirk Howlett

February 9, 1952March 2, 2021
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Kendall Kirk Howlett, 69, of Port Lavaca, passed away on March 2, 2021 in Port Lavaca. Kirk was born in Dallas, Texas to Nancy and Keith Howlett on February 9, 1952. He graduated high school in Beeville, Texas. Kirk joined the United States Marine Corp in 1972 and proudly served 3 years. Kirk had kept in contact with several of his Military buddies and they maintained that close comrade. One of Kirk’s proudest moments was when his 1st grandchild, Kaleb Stringham joined the Marines as well and he was able to attend his Boot Camp Graduation in 2014.

Kirk spent many years in Robstown and Banquete Texas where he owned and operated a small convenience store before following his parents to Port Lavaca after they bought Whites BBQ in 1981. Kirk became business partners with his parents and also got his Captain’s License and became an Off Shore fishing Guide – Kwik Way Charter Service – partnered with Chuck Carter which he enjoyed for over 25 years.

Kirk was an all-around fun loving guy who hated confrontation ad never met a stranger. He was an animal lover and he and his English Bulldog, Sophie, were literally attached at the hip. They enjoyed daily afternoon drives through town in his truck. Kirk also kept can dog food in his truck and fed the neighborhood basset hound, Molly, who came running when she saw his truck drive up to the restaurant.

Kirk enjoyed several hobbies over the years including bowling, riding motorcycles and playing softball. The years of offshore fishing took a toll on his body and he eventually had to give up most of his passions as his back gave him a lot of trouble. Kirk retired from the daily work at Whites BBQ in 2019 but could still be seen there daily at lunch time sitting at “the round table” visiting with all the customers.

Kirk is survived by his daughters, Krystal Stringham (Butch), Tommie Howlett and Melanie Samayoa (Moises), and his only son Kraigg Howlett (Debbie); brother, Bruce Howlett (Tammy); Grandchildren, Kaleb, Matthew (Hailey), Levi, Jax and Kirk Stringham, Gavin, Devin and Blake Howlett, Jaden, Kendall and Kamilla Samayoa, and Great-Granddaughter, Everly Stringham. And his most favorite companion, his beloved Bulldog Sophie Ray.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 6-8 p.m. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Kirk will be cremated and taken fishing at a later date.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Robert Keith Howlett, Father (deceased)
  • Nancy Helen Irwin Howlett, Mother (deceased)
  • Krystal (Butch) Stringham, Daughter
  • Tommie Howlett, Daughter
  • Kraigg (Debbie) Howlett, Son
  • Melanie (Moises) Samayoa, Daughter
  • Bruce (Tammy) Howlett, Brother
  • Kaleb Stringham, Grandchild
  • Matthew (Hailey) Stringham, Grandchild
  • Levi Stringham, Grandchild
  • Jax Stringham, Grandchild
  • Kirk Stringham, Grandchild
  • Gavin Howlett, Grandchild
  • Devin Howlett, Grandchild
  • Blake Howlett, Grandchild
  • Jaden Samayoa, Grandchild
  • Kendall Samayoa, Grandchild
  • Kamilla Samayoa, Grandchild
  • Everly Stringham, Great Granddaughter
  • Sophie Ray, Four Legged Companion

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Memories

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Stefani Castillo

March 4, 2021

Sending lots of love and prayers for the whole family! I am so sorry Kraigg!! I remember when my aunt used to work at Kwik Way!!

Fred Gorbet

March 4, 2021

so sorry for yalls lose Krystal. fond memories keep the Howlett Legacy alive

Kelly Gorbet

March 3, 2021

I got to be Kirks, sister in law, when he married my sister Kim, my mom and dad, loved him from the start! I have so many great memories of my brother in law and friend from over the years, I will truly miss this man that always made me feel like I was his little sister.
Rest In Peace brother
Kelly Rae

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Biography

Kendall Kirk Howlett, 69, of Port Lavaca, passed away on March 2, 2021 in Port Lavaca. Kirk was born in Dallas, Texas to Nancy and Keith Howlett on February 9, 1952. He graduated high school in Beeville, Texas. Kirk joined the United States Marine Corp in 1972 and proudly served 3 years. Kirk had kept in contact with several of his Military buddies and they maintained that close comrade. One of Kirk’s proudest moments was when his 1st grandchild, Kaleb Stringham joined the Marines as well and he was able to attend his Boot Camp Graduation in 2014.

Kirk spent many years in Robstown and Banquete Texas where he owned and operated a small convenience store before following his parents to Port Lavaca after they bought Whites BBQ in 1981. Kirk became business partners with his parents and also got his Captain’s License and became an Off Shore fishing Guide – Kwik Way Charter Service – partnered with Chuck Carter which he enjoyed for over 25 years.

Kirk was an all-around fun loving guy who hated confrontation ad never met a stranger. He was an animal lover and he and his English Bulldog, Sophie, were literally attached at the hip. They enjoyed daily afternoon drives through town in his truck. Kirk also kept can dog food in his truck and fed the neighborhood basset hound, Molly, who came running when she saw his truck drive up to the restaurant.

Kirk enjoyed several hobbies over the years including bowling, riding motorcycles and playing softball. The years of offshore fishing took a toll on his body and he eventually had to give up most of his passions as his back gave him a lot of trouble. Kirk retired from the daily work at Whites BBQ in 2019 but could still be seen there daily at lunch time sitting at “the round table” visiting with all the customers.

Kirk is survived by his daughters, Krystal Stringham (Butch), Tommie Howlett and Melanie Samayoa (Moises), and his only son Kraigg Howlett (Debbie); brother, Bruce Howlett (Tammy); Grandchildren, Kaleb, Matthew (Hailey), Levi, Jax and Kirk Stringham, Gavin, Devin and Blake Howlett, Jaden, Kendall and Kamilla Samayoa, and Great-Granddaughter, Everly Stringham. And his most favorite companion, his beloved Bulldog Sophie Ray.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 6-8 p.m. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Kirk will be cremated and taken fishing at a later date.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com.