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G. Dwain Howard, 76 of Murphy, Texas passed away at Faith Presbyterian Hospice on November 26, 2019 after being diagnosed with untreatable cancer from an undetected melanoma that had spread to the brain, lungs, and liver. Dwain was born on August 7, 1943 in Wichita, Kansas to Gerald and Dorothy Howard.

Dwain leaves behind his loving wife, Diane Gentry Howard; daughters Kim (David) Stafford of Murphy, Karen (Bill) Hoedebeck of Rowlett; grandchildren Brandon (Lauren), Brittany (Junior), Peyton and Logan; great grandchildren Skylar, Harrison and Annalia; siblings Tonya (Mike) Stewart, Treva Kennedy, Lesley (Leslie) Howard, Tami Howard, Barney (Mikah) Howard, and Jarrod (Melanie) Howard; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his mother and father-in-law Ray and Shirley Barnett of Paris, Texas.

Dwain and Diane were members of First Christian Church in Garland, Texas since February 6, 1977. Dwain served as a deacon, elder and many other leadership positions. His life's passion was his selfless devotion to his marriage and family. Dwain's many interest included deer hunting, horse racing, and all types of creative avenues. The horse racing passion culminated in many trips to the horse racing super bowl of horses, The Breeder's Cup. The past two years he belonged to the Lone Star Racing Club in Grand Prairie. Golf can't be left out of this group – he loved it. None of these prevented him from being a loving husband of 47 years, devoted father, father-in-law and Papa to his grandchildren.

Family visitation will be held Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 2-4 at Charles W. Smith Funeral Home, 2925 Fifth Street, Sachse, TX 75048. The service will be held Monday, December 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm at First Christian Church Garland, 115 South Glenbrook Drive, Garland, TX 75040.