George Lee Howard

1945 - 2020

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George Lee Howard, 75, of Wharton, passed away May 17, 2020 at his residence. He was born February 22, 1945 to Merlin R. and Dortha (Wise)Howard in Wharton where he resided with his loving wife of 55 years, Carolyn (Shillingburg) Howard, and she survives. Also surviving are 4 children, Sheryl Deisler, Chris (Ed) Thomas, Bret (Mandi) Howard and Troy Howard, all of Findlay, OH. He is also survived by his brother, Fred (Jean) Howard of Findlay and 5 grandchildren, McKenna Matheny, Seth Thomas, Jenna Thomas, Skyler Howard, Brayden Howard, and one great-grandson, Graysen Matheny. George served as a tire builder and laborer for Cooper Tire and Rubber Company for 46 years. In his spare time, George enjoyed many outdoor activities, including home gardening, mushroom hunting, raising various types of animals, and loved taking annual canoe trips with the whole family. He attended Cedar Creek Church and George was a football fan, especially cheering on the Browns and the Buckeyes. He was one of a kind who made an impression on everyone he met. A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at COLDREN CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Findlay. A Funeral Service will begin at 11am on Friday, May 22, 2020 at COLDREN CRATES FUNERAL HOME with Chaplain Kathy Archer presiding. Burial will follow in Wharton Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of George to Cancer Patient Services, Bridge Hospice or Wyandot County Chapter of Pheasants Forever. Online condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Thursday, May 21st 2020 2:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-8:00pm

  • Funeral Service:

    Friday, May 22nd 2020 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Wharton-Richland Union Cemetery [Map]

    Richland Twp., Ohio

  • Contributions:

    Bridge Home Health & Hospice -
    For Online Donations, please select above link.
    15100 Birchaven Lane
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

    Cancer Patient Services - Chamberlin
    1800 N. Blanchard St., Suite 120
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

    Wyandot County Chapter of Pheasants Forever
    117 W Wyandot Avenue
    Upper Sandusky, OH 43351

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To : Carol Chris Sheryl Bret Troy
Date :Monday, May 18th 2020
From : Beth Fite Rod Cross
We are so saddened & sorry for this huge loss for all of you. I will always remember George & his orneriness & how he spoke that slow talk with a little southern twang in it. Our families have been intertwined for many many years and I love you so much.
Sending sincere condolences with hugs, prayers & much sympathy. RIP George or as many folks called him “Bubby”.

To : Troy Howard and Family
Date :Tuesday, May 19th 2020
From : Clint Woodall
So sorry for your loss.

To : Aunt Carolyn Chris Sheryl Bret Troy
Date :Tuesday, May 19th 2020
From : Bob Newhouse
I was sad to here about Uncle Bubs passing. He is in a far better place now. I have fond memories of or time together.

To : Aunt Carolyn family
Date :Tuesday, May 19th 2020
From : Heidi Forgach
As you know I am most sorry for your loss! You have wonderful memories as do we all! Go rest High on thst mountain Uncle Bub

To : Howard Family
Date :Wednesday, May 20th 2020
From : Mike Carol Thomas
We are very sorry to hear of your loss. He was a good man. Our thoughts are with you.

Mike and Carol Thomas

To : George Lee Howard
Date :Wednesday, May 20th 2020
From : Roger Robinson
I started working at Cooper several years after George. I always enjoyed talking to him. I was a tread trucker with George for about two years until he retired. He was a great guy to work with. Very sorry for your loss.

To : Carol Howard family
Date :Thursday, May 21st 2020
From : Ted and Tonya Beavers
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of George. We didn't realize that he was even sick. We pray you will find peace, during this hard time. With the covid virus, we didn't want to be around a lot of people, so we're sorry that we couldn't attend. I will be praying for you during this time.