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Born July 19, 1937 in Boone County, Missouri.
Howard was a career truck driver with the Teamsters and finished his career with Jones Truck Line. He was a veteran of the Army and served in Alaska on a radar outpost. He was a member of the Carriage and Driving Society of Greater Kansas City and loved to fish and camp and cook for others. He had a soft spot for children and animals and helped dozens of children learn to ride on his Haflinger, Dolly.
He survived by his wife Glenna Williams Zumwalt, and 3 sisters, Helen Zumwalt Cotton, Nadine Zumwalt Shoemaker and Betty Zumwalt Jorgensen.
He is survived by 5 children.
Tina Marie Zumwalt Johnson, her husband John and Howard’s grandchildren Matthew Zumwalt, Tiana Johnson and Jase Johnson and Ayvalen Lee of Kaneohe, Hawaii.
Vickie Darlene Zumwalt Gray, her husband Brent and Howard’s grandchildren, Josh Zumwalt and Christopher Zumwalt and two great grandchildren.
Lori Lee Zumwalt Thompson, her husband Jim and Howard’s grandaughter Megan Plunkett.
Tammie Joe Zumwalt Hutchings, her husband Ritchie and Howard’s grandchildren Tiffany Powell, Rebecca, and Joseph Hutchings.
Martin L Zumwalt, his wife Janet and Howard’s grandchildren Jennifer Zumwalt and Michael Martin Zumwalt and one great grandson
He is survived by 3 step children.
Abby Williams Galbraith her husband Steve and their children Alec and Brian.
Tracy Williams McCarty her husband Tim and their children Jason, Jenna and Colin.
Leslie Williams Rainey her husband Pat and their children Morgan, Mallary and Amanda.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 children Betty Renee Zumwalt, Carl Zumwalt and Gail Zumwalt and 5 siblings Robert Zumwalt, Sandy Zumwalt Windler, Barbara Zumwalt Aaron, Carl Zumwalt and Norma Zumwalt Crane.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Bristol Hill United Methodist Church or Help Humane Society of Belton.