Born July 12, 1915, in Ft. Worth, Texas, son of the late Claude C. and Stella Howington, he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in WWII, and was in the restaurant supply business. He was a member of Shrine Maskat Temple and a Scottish Rite 32 Degree Mason.
He Married Caudell Johnson, who preceded him in death.
Survivors include one son, Jay I. Howington, Jr.; one step-son, Jim Colhouer and wife, Flo, of Kennett; one daughter, Anne Owen, of Aubrey, Texas; two grandchildren, Laura Colhouer Chand and John Colhouer and one great-grandchild, Aliah Chand.
Memorial services to be announced at a later date.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett is in charge of arrangements.