Howard George

Appelt, Jr.

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Howard George Appelt, Jr.

Jul 18 1948 - Jun 01 2009

Howard George Appelt, Jr. was born on July 18, 1948 in Hallettsville, Texas to Howard Appelt, Sr. and Dorothy Irene Fitch. Howard passed away unexpectedly on June 1, 2009, at Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas. On October 17, 1968, he married Sandra Smith in Houston, Texas. Howard adored his children and grandchildren, and was excited about the prospect of meeting a new grandson in September. Though he never was able to meet this new grandson there is no doubt that he will be watching over this new addition, as well as the others. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sandra; daughters and sons-in-law, Kelly and Harvey Holmes of Burnet, Texas and Kimberly and Jeff Wolff of Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Camille L. Holmes and Ethan T. Holmes of Burnet, Texas; father and step-mother, Howard Appelt Sr. and Bonnie of Hallettsville, Texas; brothers, Kenneth Appelt and wife, Edith of Port Lavaca, Texas, Calvin Appelt of Miami, Florida; and sister, Joyce Gray of Tomball, Texas. He is also survived by his brother-in-law whom he thought of as a brother, Rex Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Richards, brother, Donnie Appelt, and his mother, Dorothy Irene Appelt. Howard took great pleasure in his family. He was a man of conviction and wasn’t afraid to voice his opinion on the government, or the best way to fish for catfish. He had a sense of humor that will be missed by anyone that had the pleasure of meeting him. He fought a vigilant battle against cancer for 5 years and beat the odds. His determination, strength and courage were an inspiration to all. “He will be missed” seems so little to say for the emptiness that his absence will bring to his wife and family. We love you Howard and you will live in our hearts for eternity. A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, June 6, 2009, at Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney, Texas with Dr. Danny Buster officiating. The family will receive friends for a visitation from 1:00-3:00 p.m., Saturday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
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