Jerry Howington, 83, of Orange passed away Monday, March 5, in Beaumont.
Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Barry Bradley of First Baptist Church in Orange.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.
There will be a visitation from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at Greenwood Funeral Home in Fort Worth with a graveside service following at 2:00 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Howington was born Dec. 16, 1928 in Fort Worth to Robert Lee and Arlene Irma (Ettheton) Howington. He attended Decatur Baptist College and Texas Wesleyan University. He attended First Baptist Church in Orange, was a member of the Lions Club in Bryan College Station and Lamesa and the Jaycees in Lamesa.
He had a long career in the automotive parts industry including working as the parts manager for Ford Dealers and was the president of the South East Texas Parts and Service Sales Club for many years. In 1974, Mr. Howington established R&R Auto Supply in Orange which is now the only independently family owned auto parts store in Orange County.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joe Howington and sister, Irma Adams.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Marietta Howington; daughter, Sue Denosowicz and husband Paul; son, Joe Howington and wife, Paulette; daughter, Linda Risinger and husband, Mike all of Orange and son, John Howington and wife Ann of Denton. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Marisa Denosowicz-Pollard and husband, John of San Antonio, David Denosowicz and wife, Maggie Doyle of New York City, Amelia Cantu and husband, Aaron of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Peter Howington and wife, Caitlen of Bridge City, James Howington of Orange, Kevin Howington of Orange, Brian Risinger of Nacogdoches, Eric Risinger of Orange, Daniel Howington and wife, Cathy of Denton, Abraham Howington and wife, Jennifer of Denton, Anna Howington of New York City and Isabel Howington of Denton; nine great grandchildren; one expected great grandchild; brother, Robert Charles Howington and wife, Gayle of Arlington and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Serving as Pallbearers will be his grandsons, David Denosowicz, Daniel Howington, Abraham Howington, Peter Howington, Brian Risinger, Eric Risinger, James Howington and Kevin Howington.