Howard Forrest Bliss

October 3, 1955June 6, 2019

Howard Forrest Bliss was born on October 3, 1955 in Houston, Texas to Daphne Piper and the late Stanley Forrest Bliss. Howard passed away peacefully on Thursday June 6th, 2019 at Hospice Home Place of East Texas. Howard, also known as Daddy, PawPaw and Bubba is survived by his wife Trina Bliss of 43 years; his three daughters, Rachael, SarahBeth, and Jerushah; his grandsons Byron, Gabe, Solomon and Bear, and granddaughter, Lilly Bliss. He is also survived by his mother, Daphne Piper and 5 sisters; Denise Green, Brenda Coppitt, Kami Carr, Kim Ivy, and Kelli Riley.

He was a provider, a dedicated worker, generous, fair and compassionate. His family's needs were always his highest priority. His grandchildren brought him such joy. He was a man that sought after God's grace and mercy. God gave him both, blessed him while he was here, and now welcomes him to our heavenly, eternal home.

Visitation for Howard will be held at Lloyd James Funeral Home Saturday, June 8th, 2019 from 5-7 pm. Funeral services will be held the following day on Sunday, June 9th at 1:00 pm at Grace Community Church on Old Jacksonville Hwy in Tyler. Burial will be at Hawthorne Cemetery in Noonday, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Byron Forshage, Gabe Wilson, Werner Du Toit, Scott Dillingham, Tommy Langford, and Jason Trimble.


  • Stanley Forrest Bliss, Father
  • Daphne Piper, Mother
  • Trina Bliss, Wife
  • Rachael Bliss, Daughter
  • SarahBeth Dillingham, Daughter
  • Jerushah Du Toit, Daughter
  • Byron Forshage, Grandson
  • Gabe Wilson, Grandson
  • Solomon Dillingham, Grandson
  • Bear Du Toit, Grandson
  • Lilly Bliss Du Toit, Granddaughter
  • Denise Green, Sister
  • Brenda Coppitt, Sister
  • Kami Carr, Sister
  • Kim Ivy, Sister
  • Kelli Riley, Sister

  • Byron Forshage
  • Gabe Wilson
  • Werner Du Toit
  • Scott Dillingham
  • Tommy Langford
  • Jason Trimble


  • Visitation Saturday, June 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, June 9, 2019
  • Interment Sunday, June 9, 2019


Howard Forrest Bliss

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christine cooper-oliphant

June 11, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. Howard was a big part of my childhood. I have lots of fond memories of his being in our group of friends at Elkhart, TX. I know that you will miss him greatly.

The Class of 1974 at Elkhart High School always thought of Howard as a fellow graduate.

Prayers for all,


Denise Green

June 8, 2019

My beautiful brother—thank you so much for all the wonderful memories we have shared throughout the years. From the time we were babies you have been by my side and always in my corner. Even with miles between us, you were always in my heart. I love you Howard and will miss you always but know I will see you again. Godspeed my sweet brother! Neecie

Dave Hedrick

June 7, 2019

One of my favorite memories of Howard is from the early days in business, when he would answer the phone "yes", and then wait for your response. I asked him about that several times, and he would say "well, they know who they called, now they need to state their business". Howard was a man of few words and few wasted motions. Everything that he did calculated and with a purpose. He was also very proud of his family and driven by his closeness to them. He will be missed, but we will see him again soon.