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Catherine A. Smith, LAFD, Co-Owner

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William Joseph Howdershelt

June 11, 1951 ~ April 30, 2018 (age 66)

William Joseph “Bill” Howdershelt, age 66, of Morgantown, passed away Monday afternoon, April 30, 2018 at JW Ruby Memorial Hospital. 

He was born June 11, 1951 in Bruceton Mills, a son of the late Robert Franklin Howdershelt and the late Sophie Mae (Nestor) Howdershelt. 

Survivors include his children, Dana Gibson and husband Ronnell, Brandon Howdershelt and his companion Sequoia Linton, and Amber Howdershelt and her companion Jesse Dean all of Morgantown; two grandchildren, Sterling and Abby; a brother, Robert L. (Ruth) Howdershelt of Bruceton Mills, four sisters, Thelma Jean (Don) Groves of Bruceton Mills, Judith Ann (Neil) Phillips, of Taylortown, PA, Darlene Bonievich of N. Huntington, PA, and Phyllis (Kenneth) Cox of Taylortown, PA., a sister-in-law, Vickie Howdershelt of Morgantown and several nieces and nephews. Additionally, he is survived by his former spouse and caregiver Pamela Howdershelt of Morgantown; and his best friend, Larry Cool of Morgantown.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Ray Howdershelt; one sister, Elizabeth Howdershelt and a brother-in-law, Norman Bonievich. 

Bill had a love of antique cars and trucks, enjoyed outdoor activities, cooking, listening to his children sing, and enjoyed road trips. He was a member of the Morgantown I.O.O.F. Lodge #10 and the Sagebrush Round-Up. He also enjoyed time with his friends and co-workers and had a solid work ethic.

He was a former truck driver for several different companies, owned his own trucking business, and was a former bus driver with Mon County Schools. He also worked for Kroger until his health prevented him from doing so. His customers there ultimately became his friends.

Friends may join the family to honor Bill’s life & legacy at Smith Funeral & Cremation Care, 108 Holland Ave., Morgantown, on Friday, May 4th from 2-4 & 6-8 PM and again on Saturday, May 5th from 10 AM until the time of the funeral service at 11 AM with Pastor Terry Wilson officiating. Following the funeral service, family and friends will meet at the Centenary Cemetery near Bruceton Mills at 1:00 PM for the committal service.

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