Mr. Bruce Howell, 76, a resident of Elkins, passed away Thursday evening, June 7, 2012, in Nella's Nursing Home in Elkins.
He was born March 1, 1936, at Beverly, a son of the late William and Rosie Lee Watson Howell.
In 1981, he was married to Nancy Scott Howell, who survives in Elkins.
Also surviving are two sons, Bruce Kenneth Howell and Joseph William Howell Sr. both of Elkins; and five daughters, Deena Mallow of Belington, Patricia Bonnell of Elkins, Karen McDaniels of Coalton, Cindy Cottrell and Jodi Ray and husband, Daniel, all of Elkins. Four stepsons, James Mallow, Allen Mallow, Jerry Mallow and Anthony Dewayne Mallow, all of Elkins; brothers, Wilie Howell and wife, Nancy, Don Howell and wife, Joyce, Jim Howell and wife, Lisa, and John Howell and wife, Lana, all of Beverly; sisters, Norma and Blondail Rhorbaugh, Luceba and Delmas Graham of Beverly, Virginia Howell of Beverly and Marie Vangi of Pennsylvania; 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren also survive.
Also preceding him in death were his former wife, Theresa A. Howell; brothers, Okey, Burl, Otto, Rich and Tommy Howell; a sister, Rosanna Howell; and two grandchildren.
Mr. Howell was employed by Grafco Manufacturing in New Jersey, and attended Tygart Valley Ministries Church at Beverly.
Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the funeral home chapel. Pastor Curlie Ray Jr. will officiate and interment will follow in the Caplinger Cemetery near Beverly.
Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Bruce Howell. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.