Howard Lee Boudrey was born Sept. 14, 1942, in Aurora, Ark. 

He met the love of his life, our mother, Irma Lee Fitch at Huntsville High School and they’ve been together for over 60 years. He was a loving husband, dad, grandfather, brother, and friend. 

Dad retired from Fayetteville Fire Department as Captain after 22 years of service. He was also a skilled carpenter, a poultry farmer, and raised beef cattle. He loved being outdoors hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed playing cards, being with friends and family. He was always eager to tell a good story especially if he could make you laugh. He loved BIG and seemed to always be smiling. 

He is survived by his wife, Irma; his children, Randy and wife, Carol, Tim and wife, Lisa, and Sheila Fitts and husband, Billy; his grandchildren include Melissa Burton and husband, Ben, Dustin Fitts, Melanie McKane and husband, Chris, Blake Neil, Logan Boudrey, Spencer Boudrey, Jessica Brown and husband, Bobby, Becca Celestine and husband, Trey; and great-grandchildren Ashtyn Burton, Kason Herlein, Brinkley McKane, and baby Zarah Celestine due to arrive anytime; also survived by his brother, Jack and wife, Pat; sisters Betty Williams and Norma Spotts; and many more family and friends.

Funeral services were held  Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Beard’s Chapel. Interment followed in Vaughan Cemetery in Hindsville. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Susan G. Komen Ozark to honor his granddaughter Melanie’s battle with cancer, or Fayetteville Firefighters Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 10437, Fayetteville AR 72703.