Jay Howard


Jay Howard
Jay Howard

Jay Howard, 63, of Amarillo, TX passed away on April 24, 2022.

Memorial services will be at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, April 28, 2022, at Grace Community Church with Bill Gehm and Scott Davey officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Jay was born in Amarillo, TX on September 1, 1958, to Maxine and Bill Howard.

Jay or “Jay Baby” as he was known to many, met the love of his life at the age of 15 years old. He graduated from Amarillo High School in 1976 and married Becky Ward in Amarillo, TX on October 1, 1976. They had two daughters and more pets than you could count! Jay rescued many, many cats and brought home pigs, dogs, ducks, and pets of all kind!

Jay was the owner of Jay Howard’s Backhoe, Ditching, and Septic Service. Jay had an incredible work-ethic and worked his whole life for his girls. His favorite title later in life was “Papa” to his four precious grandchildren. He adored his “boys” and doted on his grand baby girls. Jay and Becky were members of Grace Community Church.

Survivors include his wife Becky Howard; daughters, Niki Westenburg and husband Chad, of Amarillo, TX, and Jalee Flippo and husband Devin, of Cypress, TX; brother, Joe Mike Howard, of California; four grandchildren, Kyler, Kason, Elliette, and Eila; brother-in-law Brian Ward and wife Cathy; mother and father-in-law Jeanne and Roger Wallace, and many nieces and nephews. Jay never met a stranger and had friends that loved him from every walk of life. He will be deeply missed by his friends, co-workers, and beloved family.

15 Replies to “Jay Howard”

  1. Becky, I’m so sorry to hear about Jay. My heart hurts for you. Praying for peace that passes all understanding. Much love,

    Cari Roach Good

  2. Loved Jays fun loving spirit! As good friends and neighbors for years, we have so many good memories! You will be missed by so many! Prayers for his sweet wife, Becky and daughters Niki and Jalee and all his family.

  3. Becky,
    My condolences and prayers are with you and your family on the passing of your beloved Jay.
    May you find comfort and strength in the memories.

  4. Becky, I am so sorry. Jay was a great guy, and you two were a force to be reckoned with as spouses. Even though I haven’t seen you or talked to you in quite a while, I still consider you a dear friend.


  5. Becky and family, Jay was a great husband and father. Kristen and I will always remember all of our volleyball trips with y’all! Such great memories! May peace be with you!

    Love, lynnette bryant

  6. Jay you will be missed. Never batted an eye before you were at the door helping me out. Laughing and smiling all the time. You were the best friend anyone could have.
    Prayers always to your family. They will always miss you.

  7. Jay was a great man and loved the Lord. I was honored to be his and Becky’s pastor while at Westover Fellowship Church. My prayers are with you, Becky and your family.

    God’s comfort and peace for all concerned.

    Kevin & Becky Deckard

  8. Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to Becky and the entire Howard family.

    Jay will be so very missed and its an honor to know such a great person and family man. Always that huge smile on his face!!

    God bless you — we miss you Jay.

  9. My heart goes out to you and your whole family Becky. Prayers for comfort in the days ahead.

    Grief is Love that you can no longer give 💖

  10. Becky and Family,
    Please know how sorry I am for your loss. May God give you comfort and strength and know there are many, many praying for you.
    With Sympathy,
    Jeff Frazer

  11. I would like a cup of coffee that you always gave me and a little kiss! I have never seen a man be as good to his wife as you were. You both have been blessed! I’ll miss your smile and if course the coffee. Tell Jesus hi for me!!

  12. Loved you Jay❤️ Remembering all the great times, pranks, and life lessons we learned as neighbors and friends. Prayers for Becky, Niki, Jalee and all the family at this sad time❤️
    Patty Bruce

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