Stephen Ray Howard, 60, resident of Dickinson, Texas for 34 years, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016. He was born August 8, 1955, in Snyder, Texas to parents, Lawrence Elsworth and Kattie Lucille Howard. He retired after 39 years with AT&T. Steve enjoyed spending time with his family and dogs, loved playing golf and watching sports, especially UH Cougar athletics. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Charles Ronald French, Troy Dale French, Jerry Lawrence Howard and Andrew Davis Howard. Steve is survived by his wife, Judy Howard, his daughter, Rachel Howard, his son, Daniel Howard, one sister, Diane White and husband Larry, two brothers, Roger Mark Howard and Donald Max Howard, as well as nieces, nephews, and their families. In his honor there will be a memorial service held at Crowder Funeral Home Chapel, Dickinson, Texas on Thursday, August 4, 2016, at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.