Oder, Howard

June 13, 1938 - February 18, 2014

Howard Lain Oder passed through Heaven’s gates on Tuesday, February 18, 2014.  Howard was preceded in death by Patricia, his wife of 52 years.  His mother and father, Louise and R.B. Oder are also deceased.  Howard is survived by his daughter, Lisa Galloway, her husband Dan, granddaughters, Maggie and Catie, who were the apple of his eye.  He is also survived by his two sisters, Marie and her husband Vaughn Jackson, and Pam and her husband Sam Word, two nieces and two nephews.

Howard was born on June 13, 1938 in Cooper, Texas, and grew up in Gladewater, graduating from Gladewater HS and attended East Texas State University.  After a lifetime of banking, he retired in 2003 from North Dallas Bank and Trust, doing what he loved best, helping people become successful.  Howard was an avid car enthusiast, focusing on repairing and restoring a range of cars but particularly his ’57 Plymouth.  As much as he loved his cars, his life revolved around Patricia, Lisa, Maggie, Catie and Dan.

A memorial service will be held at Preston Road Church of Christ at 3:00 PM, Friday, February 21.  If desired, memorials can be made to Christ Family Clinic, c/o Preston Road Church of Christ, 6409 Preston Road, Dallas 75205, or a charity of your choice.

ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. NW Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238


8 replies on “Oder, Howard”

Anita Bryan says:

Howard will be missed by so many of us who knew him for so long. I was 19 when I started in banking and he made me feel like I could do anything.I am still in banking and owe it all to him. Loved that man with all my heart.

Rob Rogers says:

Howard was the consummate gentleman, and honorable banker. I owe him many thanks for helping me get financing for my customers when I was starting my auto leasing business 36 years ago, he was the first banker that I signed up with. It was always great to see him and his family over the years. The Good Lord is smiling today to welcome Howard home.

Nicky and Kathy Ventura Jane Ventura says:

Pat and Howard were an important part of a select group of friends of Aunt Jane and Uncle Sam (including us) for many years. We shared many happy evenings ,Nicky ,Howard and the guys talking about cars and Pat and us girls talking about children, antiquing, and books read.We also were anxious to hear about Aunt Janes and Uncle Sam’s latest trip and see what treasures they bought back . We miss them.

Sue Warner Nitchie says:

The years I worked with Howard at Park Cities were the best of my career. His favorite saying was ‘We’re never going to get rich, but we’re going to have fun’. But we were enriched by working with Howard every day.

Wilma Waller says:

Howard was a very fine man, excellent banker and friend. He loved his family very much and enjoyed relating stories about Maggie and Catie. May God give you his peace.

Truman Rushing says:

We are in our prayers.We thought so much of him. God Bless. Butch’s Auto Clinic.

Truman Rushing says:

You all are in our prayers.God be with you all. Butch’ Auto Clinic

Rod and Diane Neathery says:

Our condolences to the family. Howard will be missed by many.

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