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Howard Earl Minter

Male 1909 - 1994  (84 years)


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  • Name Howard Earl Minter 
    Born 31 Oct 1909  Colorado County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    _UID 382F45D725964C70B9F688808F13497B17BC 
    Died 1 Aug 1994  Tyler, Smith County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Cedar Crest Cemetery, Baytown, Harris County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • From findagrave.com, April 2015:

      The youngest son of Nathan Polk "Pokey" Minter and Willia Myrtle Secrest who also had two older daughters, born in Nedra, Colorado Co., TX. He had a 7th grade education, going to work at the age of 13. He married Dorine Childress Water on Wednesday, October 8, 1930 in Dayton, Liberty County, Texas. They had three children:
      - Earl Allen Minter (21 Feb 1934-15 May 2012)
      - Judy Lynn Minter MILSTEAD VARNELL (10 Jul 1945-4 Jun 2003)
      - Linda Lee Minter DURAN (Alive in 2012)

      He retired from Humble Oil in 1963 to help take care of Dorine. After 33 years of marriage, Dorine died from pulmonary fibrosis (the same disease they son Earl later, died from) on 7 Jun 1964 in Methodist Hospital, Houston, Harris County, Texas at the age of 51 years. Howard then married the Gibbs widow, Eula Mae Fisher on Saturday, April 16th 1966 in Liberty County, Texas. In 1986 Howard and Eula Mae moved from Baytown to Tyler, Smith County, Texas. Their marriage ended after 28 years with the death of Howard, from heart failure at the age of 84 years. He is buried beside Dorine.

      MINTER

      Services for Howard Minter, 84, of Tyler are pending at the Lloyd James Funeral Home in Tyler.

      Minter died Monday, August 1, 1994, at his residence.
      He had lived in Tyler since 1979 after moving from Baytown. He was a zone supervisor for Exxon and a member of Cedar Bayou Methodist Church.

      Survivors include his wife, Eula Mae Minter of Tyler; son, Earl Minter of Joasha (Joshua); daughter, Judy Varnell of Porter, Linda Duran of Houston, Beverly Gibbs Harlan of Tyler; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several great-nephews.

      1940 United States Federal Census: in Harris County, Texas (all MINTER), Harwood E (sic) (head, 31, instrument department, oil refinery), Dorene (wife, 28) and Earl A (son, 6).
    Person ID I5026  America
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2019 

    Father Nathan Polk "Pokey" Minter,   b. 24 Jul 1869, Ottine, Gonzales County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1938, Goose Creek, Harris County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Willia Myrtle SECREST,   b. 10 Jul 1881, Columbus, Colorado County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1955, Baytown, Harris County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 4 Nov 1897  Colorado County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F2357  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Dorine Childress WATERS,   b. 12 Sep 1912, Marshall, Harrison County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1964, Methodist Hospital, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 8 Oct 1930  Dayton, Liberty County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Earl Allen Minter,   b. 21 Feb 1934, Goose Creek, Harris County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 2012, Joshua, Johnson County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Judy Lynn Minter,   b. 10 Jul 1945, Highlands, Harris County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 2003, Argyle, Denton County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     3. Linda Lee Minter
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F2360  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eula Mae GIBBS,   b. 3 Sep 1913, Cedar Bayou, Harris County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 2006, Tyler, Smith County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1966  Liberty County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F2361  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S76] 1910 US Federal Census.

    2. [S66] findagrave.com, November 2014 and later.

    3. [S108] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 at Ancestry.com, January 2015.

    4. [S238] Mom's side4 (added marion gedcom) Public Members Tree at ancestry.co, April 2015.