Howard R. Consford
Howard Ray Consford, 87, of Knippa died on Aug. 13, 2017, at his residence.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. at Resthaven Cemetery in Houston.
Consford was born on June 1, 1930, in Martinsville to Ella Evaline (Powers) and Stonewall Jackson Consford.
He married Mary Lee Hooker on Nov. 28, 1952, in Houston. She preceded him in death in 1996.
He is survived by one son, Phillip Consford of Knippa; four grandchildren, Cheyenne Washman of Killeen, Amber Garcia of Crosby, Mandy Burton and husband, Jeff, of Huffman, and Bradley Scott Matthews and wife, Sara, of Vacaville, California; seven great-grandchildren, Roseland Joyce Washman of Killeen, Justin Heinrich of Louisiana, Jacob Garcia and Sara Garcia, both of La Pryor, Emma Matthews and Bradley Scott Matthews Jr., both of Vacaville, California, and Reagan Burton of Huffman; and one sister, Verda ‘’Tody’’ Ballow of Centerville.
Consford was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Phyllis Wood; five brothers; and five sisters.
A visitation was held yesterday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.
Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, www.rekfunerals.com