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Paul R. Howerton, II

Paul R. Howerton, II

January 10, 1959 — January 25, 2022

Paul Richard Howerton, II, 63, of Independence, MO, went to be with Jesus on January 25, 2022.

Paul was born January 10, 1959, in Independence, MO, the third of five children of Frank and Sigrid Howerton. His sister, Lesa Loos preceded him in death. He graduated from Fort Osage High School, Class of 1977, and later received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from Baker University, Class of 1984.

Throughout high school and college, he played football and starred in numerous theatre productions into his adult life, including main roles at Gladstone’s Theatre in the Park. He worked 24 years at Lafarge and was currently employed at Winchester Arms. Paul was a charismatic Christian, vibrant singer, and member of Harmony Vineyard Church.

Survivors include his children, M. Howerton and Blake Howerton (Abigail); his wife of 20 years and longtime love, Lori Howerton. He also leaves his mom and dad, Sigrid and Frank Howerton; and brothers, John Howerton (Becky), Joel Howerton (Veronica) and Jim Howerton (Deanna); as well as numerous other family members and friends.

Visitation will begin at 2:00 pm, followed by a service celebrating Paul's life at 3:00 pm, Saturday, February 5 at Harmony Vineyard Church, 600 NE 46th Street, Kansas City, MO 64116. Burial will follow at Glenridge Cemetery, Liberty.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be greatly appreciated to a fund established to assist with expenses: https://gofund.me/339161ae

Service Information

Visitation will begin at 2:00 pm, followed by a service celebrating Paul’s life at 3:00 pm, Saturday, February 5 at Harmony Vineyard Church, 600 NE 46th Street, Kansas City, MO 64116. Burial will follow at Glenridge Cemetery, Liberty.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be greatly appreciated to a fund established to assist with expenses: https://gofund.me/339161ae

Paul R. Howerton, II's Guestbook

It had been many years since the Baker University days. I am so glad that we were able to catch up with each other on FB. God bless paul and his family. He was one of a kind!

Stanley L Gabel

The world lost a good one. Paul was a kind soul with a huge smile. I don't think I ever had a conversation with him where he did not mention his boys. He was so proud of them.

James and Cynthia Heck

Praise our God from Whom ALL blessings flow! Revelation7.12!

John&Becky Howerton, Crockett CA

I’m gonna miss that big smile infectious laugh and beautiful heart…. I will be forever grateful for your friendship and being supportive over the years! RIP my friend… till we meet again 🙏🙌🏻

Cindy Keeton

Not one memory that doesn’t include you of all the best times in HS spent on the boards of the theater. Such a dear friend, I marveled at your talent, your quick wit and unparalleled ability to bring laughter to others. Lifting your family in prayer for God’s merciful comfort and peace. Can’t wait to see you again my friend when I am called home to the Kingdom of Heaven.

Janelle Davis Johnson

One of my funniest memories when in HS we always went to houseparties this week is was the Howertons ,theres Paul in a turtle neck and smoking old pipe like Hugh Hefner sitting on a throne like he was king of party ...well Dad came home unexpectly and he walked with a cane Paul was his first target knocking him off his throne he became one of us running for our lives Going to miss your laff and antics Paul we will meet again Im sure Love ya

Russell Niccum

Such a loss. My condolences to the family. Until we meet again, Paul, we will think of you often.

Shelly Hall

Paul was an unique individual and an amazing man. I will miss him dearly. My heart goes out to his family and sons.

Rhonda Charboneau

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