Floyd Thomas "Tommy" Howard

January 30, 1948 - March 31, 2021

Floyd Thomas Howard (always known as Tommy) of Farmersville, Texas passed into the arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ on March 31, 2021 at the age of 73.  He was born on January 30, 1948 to Dumas Howard and Kate (Davis) Howard in Frisco, Texas where he spent most of his childhood before moving to Carrollton/Farmers Branch. On February 28, 1981 Tommy married Janet Trotter in The Colony, Texas.  The majority of his career was spent in Manufacturing (over 18 years at Otis Engineering followed by Chromalloy, Associated Springs, DelFasco, Primo Microphones, and Airflow Systems) during which time he earned his Associates Degree in Quality Control/Assurance.  In 1991 he moved to Farmersville, back to his country roots where he was able to do what he loved, working the land, raising cattle, establishing his retirement dream.  Not a stranger to hard work, Tommy loved being outdoors, working with his hands building, repairing anything and maintaining the home that he loved.  Tommy was a devout Christian who loved serving his Lord.  He was a cherished husband, proud father, devoted grandfather, and loving brother. 

Tommy is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Janet Howard of Farmersville, Texas; sons, Stacy Howard of Carrollton, Texas and Steve Howard of Colleyville, Texas; grandsons, Zach Howard and Zane Howard and their mother, Shelly Howard, all of Arlington, Texas; brothers Jack Howard and wife, Louise of Denton, Texas and Jamie Howard and wife, Terri of Lewisville, Texas; and sisters Linda Osborne of Leesburg, Texas and Barbara Bengston and husband, Earl of Gainesville, Texas; and a host of other loving family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dumas and Kate Howard and brothers, Gerald Howard and Billy Howard.

A private memorial service will be held at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen.  A video recording of the service will be uploaded when available. Follow this link to view the recorded service.

Memorial contributions may be made in Tommy’s honor to the American Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s Association, or an animal rescue organization of your choice.





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Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He will be missed. Robert & Kathi King. , April 9, 2021 I have lots of fond memories spending time with Tommy over the last 40 years. Cindy and I loaded up the kids, and we drove from El Paso to The Colony in our little Gremlin. The water pump started leaking during the trip, and I had to keep adding water. When we arrived it was leaking badly, and Tommy graciously fixed it for us. Tommy made a Wahoo board for us, and we have played that game many times with friends and family. One time a large group of our family met for dinner at a restaurant in Carrollton, and I proudly announced to everyone, "This one is on me"! When it was time to pay, I realized that I only had my Shell credit card with me! Tommy graciously offered to pay for the meal. We have joked about that many times through the years. I pray the Lord's eternal rest and peace for you, Tommy. Fred Stoehner, brother-in-law, April 6, 2021 What a great man he was. Always had a smiting his face. God bless we will miss you tell my Dad Billy grandma Kate and Papa Howard we love them and miss them very much Deborah Pettus, April 4, 2021 Couldnt have picked a more perfect person to have been thrown out of Lowes with .I have had a good laugh now and then when we would talk about it , but in all seriousness i miss you; love you ; Barbara Jean - sister , April 3, 2021 In loving memory of my wonderful brother in law. Your words and kindness will always remain embedded in my thoughts of you. Love you always Rick. Hugh R Trotter, April 3, 2021