An Oklahoma City funeral home is inviting the public to attend a funeral for an unclaimed veteran.
Mark Wayne Howell, 55, passed away at his Oklahoma City home on April 22, 2016.
OK Cremation and Funeral Home announced on its Facebook page that since Howell is an unclaimed veteran, the funeral home will be having a service with military honors that is open to the public.
“We would like to invite anyone to join us in honoring this veteran for his service to his country,” the funeral home said on Facebook.
When the group “Awesome Sh*t My Drill Sergeant Said” got word that Howell had no family, the group asked their 1 million followers to “make sure that service is overflowing with troops and veterans to give our brother a proper send off.”
“No veteran should be laid to rest alone, so we want to make sure we PACK THAT SERVICE with his brothers and sisters in arms for a final send off. Dust of the dress uniforms, come in duty uniform if that is all you have and of course all veterans can wear what they want,” ASMDSS wrote on their website.
Funeral services for Howell will be held Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at OK Cremation and Funeral Home Chapel, located at 2415 N Walnut Ave. in Oklahoma City.
Mark Wayne Howell was born February 15, 1961 in Harber City, CA to John Wayne Howell and Joan (Nolan). After graduating from high school, Mark enlisted in the US Air Force on Feb. 1983 in Boise, Idaho. He was stationed at Tinker AFB and was assigned to the AWACS unit. He received the Air Force Unit Award and Air Force Training Ribbon. Mark received an honorable discharge on Sept. 19, 1985. Mark worked as a computer programmer until his health declined. He passed away on April 22, 2016 at his residence in Oklahoma City at the age of 55. Mark is survived locally by his friends. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 10:30 AM at OK Cremation and Funeral Home Chapel with military honors. Mark will be laid to rest at Ft. Sill National Cemetery in Elgin, OK.
Donations in honor of Mark Howell can be made to Honoring America’s Warriors.
We are honored to be providing services for Airman First Class Mark Wayne Howell. Mr. Howell passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 in Oklahoma City. Unfortunately, Mr. Howell is an unclaimed veteran and our funeral home will be having a service with military honors on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 10:30 in our chapel located at 2415 N. Walnut Ave. in Oklahoma City. We would like to invite anyone to join us in honoring this veteran for his service to his country. After the service, a procession will take place to Ft. Sill National Cemetery in Elgin, OK.
ASMDSS Nation! CALL TO ACTION! We got word that a Veteran in OKC will be laid to rest ALONE this Thursday. The funeral home wanted to get the word out so that there would be people to pay their respects.
As a veteran community we have done it before, its time to do it again. Lets make sure that service is overflowing with troops and veterans to give our brother a proper send off.
All the details for the service are at the link, help us get the word out.