Howard D. Poling, 86, of Buckhannon, died Friday, April 2, 2010, at his home.
He was born March 11, 1924, at Cubana, a son of the late Herbert and Hazel Simmons Poling.
On Nov.17, 1946, he married Joanna Mills, who preceded him in death on Dec. 4, 1985.
In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by his second wife, Susie Douglas Poling, who died in August 2003; two brothers, Wilmer and Elmer Poling; one grandson, William Todd Herron; one granddaughter, Dawn Allyson Herron; and two sons-in-law, Leonard Herron and Danny Manning.
He is survived by three daughters, Deloris Harris of Buckhannon, Linda Manning of Raleigh, N.C., and Connie Williams and husband, Eddie, of Weston; one son, Jeff Poling and wife, Kim, of Weston; four grandsons, Michael Herron, Brian Williams and Dustin Poling, all of Weston and Danny Manning of Buckhannon; four granddaughters, Deanna Benston of Pawleys Island, S.C., Brandi Galiano and Ashley Heater, both of Weston and Devan Heater of Glenville; great-grandsons, Caden, Stowe, Ethan, Jake, Kiefer and Caleb; great-granddaughters, Emily, Avery, Chloe, Jordan and Brooklyn; four brothers, Lawrence Poling of Warren, Ohio, Arden Poling of Akron, Ohio, the Rev. Robert Poling and Archie Poling, both of Buckhannon; and four sisters, Kathleen Bailey and Lucille Gillespie, both of Niles, Ohio, Wilda Slaughter of Buckhannon and Freeda Murphy of Morgantown.
Mr. Poling was a custodian. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1943-1946. He was a member of the Buckhannon Moose Lodge 598.
Friends will be received today from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Poling officiating. Burial will follow in Bailey Cemetery in Buckhannon Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion, Disabled American Veterans Chapters 5 and 36 will conduct military honors at the graveside.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www, polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.