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Howard Ray Jarrell III, M.D passed away Dec. 11, 2017. He was born Jan. 16, 1950 in Riverside Calif. to Col. Howard R. and Rosemary Jarrell. Raised in a military family, his early years were spent moving to and from various US Air Force bases around the country. The family retired to Stillwater, Okla., where he graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Microbiology in 1972. He then attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine graduating in 1977. Howard and Carol met at this time and shared the next 40 years together.
After completing two internal medicine internships and his neurology residency, Howard went into private practice in 1982. He developed and was the medical director of Back Ok, a multi-disciplinary spine rehabilitation program in Oklahoma City. In the following years his practice included spinal injections and intraoperative monitoring.
Howard enjoyed the challenges and the opportunities of change to continue to learn and expand his mind. His thirst for knowledge and the printed word was one of his defining characteristics. He was a voracious reader and enjoyed learning facts on every subject that would be injected into everyday conversation. His interests (were too vast to completely cover) included boating on Grand Lake, observing nature, music and pampering of his dogs. Being with family and spending time with his friends were of the greatest importance.
Howard is survived by his wife Carol Jarrell of Edmond, Okla.; son Chris Milliron and his wife Ingrid and their daughter Drew Milliron of Tulsa, Okla.; sister Virginia King of Edmond; nephew Jason King and his wife Tisha, and their daughters Isabel and Lillian King of Edmond; niece Dr. Rebecca King-Gomez and her husband Pablo and their sons Lucas and Joaquin Gomez of Sacramento Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents Howard R and Rosemary Jarrell and his son Jordan Jarrell.
A celebration of life will be 1 p.m. Jan. 2, 2018 at Crawford Funeral Services, 610 NW 178th St. Edmond.
Published on January 2, 2018
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