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A funeral service celebrating the life of Mr. Martin L. "Sonny" Howie Jr. will be held Saturday at 11 am at Washington Funeral Home in Youngstown, OH.
Mr. Howie departed this earthly life on Friday, February 9, 2018 with his loving family by his side. He was born April 17, 1943 in Youngstown, a son of Martin Luther and Juanita Banks Howie Sr.
He was a 1962 graduate of East High School and proudly served in the United States Army. He retired from General Motors after 31 years of service and enjoyed fishing, grilling, gardening, playing corn hole with his friends, and most importantly spending time with his family. He was a die hard Cleveland Browns fan who will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Martin leaves to cherish his memory his dedicated wife, Darlene Lee Howie whom he married November 21, 1998; his children, Martin L. Howie III, Tysha Wilson, Marquis Lee, all of Youngstown, LaTisha Howie of Detroit, MI; 8 grandchildren; his brother, Willie Hatchett Jr.; his sister, Yvonne (Elder Carl) Irving; a special sister-in-law, Sherry Tate; a special brother-in-law, Roosevelt Lee, Jr.; a special nephew, Matthew Peagler; a host of other relatives and dear friends including John Lattanzi, Joe Basora, and Neil Seidner.
He was preceded in death his parents, Pops Willie Hatchett Sr; his brother, Kenny Howie; his sisters, Mildred Martin, Maggie Adam; a special aunt, Helen Howie; his mother and father-in-law, Roosevelt and Margaret Lee Sr. and the mother of his children, Barbara Howie.
Friends may call Saturday from 10 - 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Hermitage, PA

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  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ J.E. Washington Funeral Services, Inc.
  • Saturday, March 03, 2018
    Darlene, accept our heartfelt sympathy in the recent loss of you loving husband. May you find strength and comfort from the words of Nahum 1:7 Which reads: “Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him.” Yes, our loving God is there for us if we allow him to help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us! You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez