Mr. Fred D. Howell, age 88, of Fort Worth, Texas passed away on Monday, December 24, 2018. He was born on November 8, 1930 in Mexia, Texas to Vernon Ezra Howell and Lillian Rankin Howell.
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He attended school in Mexia and earned his associates degree from Navarro College, then continued his education at Texas Weslyn College in Ft. Worth where he earned his bachelor degree and finished with a master degree in Education from East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas.
Fred served his county in the United States Navy from 1947 until 1952. His work experience included working in production for General Motors, teaching history and business education in Castleberry ISD as well as Marketing and Distributive Education along with becoming the Administrator of the Vocational Education department. Fred was always active with young people in the community in which he lived. He served as Swimming Instructor and Swim Coach for the Panther Boys Club while working at Castleberry ISD. Fred was working for the Azle ISD for two years after leaving Castleberry and finished his career as a teacher and counselor at the Masonic Home and School. Fred was always involved in swimming, from managing pools to being a swim team coach. He loved working with young people. It’s been said the he was a man of patience but when he reached he limit “look out”. He didn’t reach that limit very often. He demanded respect from the youth with whom he worked and he received it.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and his daughter, Nancy Katherine Madley. Fred is survived by: his daughter, Dani Howell; 2 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild to be born in 2019.
A private graveside was held on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, Texas with Mr. Donnie Stewart officiating. Burial followed.