David Wayne Howell

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David Wayne Howell, 53, of Gardner, KS passed away Sept. 30, 2016 at Olathe Hospice House. A Visitation will be held from 6 – 8:00 pm Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS, 913-856-7111. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com

David was born May 28, 1963 in Lawrence, KS to Marion Thomas and Sophia Joyce (Whitson) Howell. He grew up in Lawrence where he graduated from Lawrence High School in 1981. David married Sharon “Sherry” Christine Parrish on March 17, 1983 in Lawrence. After marriage they moved to Lenexa and then to Gardner in the 1990’s. David was a supervisor for Lenexa Parks and Recreation for 25 years. He enjoyed working, spending time with family and his special cat Snowball. He will be missed by family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Stephen R. Howell and sister, Jaime J. Howell. David is survived by his wife, Sherry, of the home; sons, David Howell, II and wife Faith, Germany; Michael Howell and girl friend Christina Kochanowski, Olathe, KS; brothers, Thomas Howell and Andrew Howell and sister, Rebecca Howell all of Lawrence, KS and grandchildren, Hayden and Breck.