Howard Wayne Wilson, 59, of Rudy passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Houston. He was born Nov. 6, 1958, in Van Buren to the late James Wilson and Mildred Phillips. He was a retired HVAC tech for Tom’s Heat and Air.

He is survived by his wife, Lynn Wilson of the home; three daughters, Shirley Brown and husband Curtis of Van Buren, Angel Strozier and husband Joey of Greenwood and Robin Wilson of the home; a son, Ryan Wilson of the home; three sisters, Sheila Morse of Kibler, Talisa Wormke of Van Buren and Rosemary Woodrome of Seattle, Wash.; three brothers, Robert Wilson of Sparta, Mo., Bruce Wilson of Nixa, Mo., and Brad Phillips of Nixa, Mo.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Gill Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Brown, Micheal Brown, Trayvon Brown, Jonathan Stephens, Henry Strozier, Dylan Strozier, Curtis Brown and Joey Strozier. Honorary pallbearers will be Darius Brown, Danielle Stephens, Brittany Brown and Bryson Brown.

The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren.

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