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Michael Edward Howard, age 63

Michael Edward Howard, 63, of Heber Springs passed away on November 14, 2019.  He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Ed Howard and Norma Snider on August 31, 1956.

He was an amazing and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother who loved his family gatherings.  He was an avid outdoorsman, who loved it so much his favorite color was camo, loved hunting, (but his loving wife could always out shoot him) and loved playing poker.  He was a member of New Life Church in Heber Springs, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his step-father Clark Hill and step-sisters Linda and Brenda.

Michael leaves behind a loving and devoted wife of 20 years, Wanda Howard; his son Jason Howard (Tangie) of North Little Rock; his step-son David Blickenstaff (Krystal) of Logansport, Indiana; his grandchildren Michael David Blickenstaff of Heber Springs, Allie Howard, Hannah Howard, Jordan Howard and Addison Howard all of North Little Rock; his great-granddaughter Oakley Grace Blickenstaff of Heber Springs; his siblings Diann Howard of Searcy, Edwayna Howard of Little Rock, Lisa Holt (Steven) of Lonoke, David Geater (Shirley) of Cabot; step-siblings Maxie Hill (Earline) of Fort Davis, Texas, Eugene Hill (Susie) of Benton, Alene Harp (Harold) of Conway, and Janice Hill of Lonoke; his step-mother Geneva Howard of Lonoke; as well as, many friends and family.

Visitation will be Monday, November 18, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at New Life Church, 1540 Bypass Road, Heber Springs, Arkansas with funeral service at 3:00 P.M.

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, Jacksonville, Arkansas


  • Brenda Howard Sullinger and Tom Posted November 16, 2019 8:50 AM

    Such a sweet person. I’ve never seen him without a smile. Love you cousin.

  • BECKY MEIER Posted November 16, 2019 10:06 AM

    So sorry for your loss my friend Diann. I remember Michael when you lived in Stuttgart. My prayers are with you and the family.

  • Diann Howard Posted November 18, 2019 9:39 AM

    Live forever in peace my dear brother. I long to be with you and Mother one day.

  • John Glenn. Posted November 18, 2019 12:42 PM

    I’m sorry for your loss. Mike was a good friend. Our thoughts are with you all.

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