David N. Howard, of Fairview, went home to be with the Lord on Monday April 12, 2021.
He was born on Sept. 13, 1946, in Blacksville, the son of the late Jesse D. and Lillian Kuhn Howard. David was a graduate of Clay-Battelle High School Class of 1965. He also served his country in the United States Army from Feb. 9, 1966, till Feb. 7, 1969.
David married his high school sweetheart Willa R. McCord on Dec. 21, 1965, at the Union Baptist Church, of Crossroads.
David was an active member of the Highland Church in Wadestown. He was retired from U.S. Steel and West Virginia University.
David and Willa have five children: Debra Diane Howard Dyer, of Fairview, Ricky Gene and Deanna Howard, of Charlotte, N.C., Sherman Garrison (Garrett) and Michele Howard, of Smithfield, Pa., Michael Fenton and Marrisa Howard, of Farmington, Ark., and Kerry Lee and Leiann Howard, of Fairview. David and Willa have 11 grandchildren: David and Lisa Dyer, Daniel and Aimee Dyer, Nicole and Steve Stiltner, Cassandra Howard and Wane Moeller, Travis Howard, Ashlynn Howard, Skylar Howard, Kelly and Vina Poitevint, J.C. Marie and Julius Washington, Kara Nickelson, Tommy Patterson and Brandon Nickelson; and they were blessed with 12 great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are one sister, Sandra Lynn Porter, of Rivesville, one brother, Donald Ralph Howard, of Crossroads; and several nieces and nephews.
David was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Lillian Kuhn Howard; grandparents, Sherman and Esta Cross Howard; grandparents, Harry and Lucy Davis Kuhn; and a brother-in-law, James Porter.
Family and friends will be welcome for viewing and services at the Grace Fellowship Church in Wana. Viewing will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, with the services to follow. Pastors David Spears, Pastor Steve Edwards and Sherman (Garrett) Howard will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Wadestown Cemetery.
The Owen-Neely Funeral Home in Blacksville is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to The Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center in Morgantown, Go to give.wvu.edu/wvucancerinstitute then select “Cancer Research Memorial.”