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George M. Howell, Jr.

October 10, 1947 ~ March 7, 2020 (age 72)

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George M. (Buck) Howell, Jr., 72, of Reedsville, WV and formerly of Petersburg, passed from this life to his heavenly home on Saturday, March 7, 2020 surrounded by family in his home.  He was born October 10, 1947 at Beverly, WV, and was the son of the late George Howell, Sr. and Bessie (Owens) Howell.

He is survived by his wife, Karen (Westfall) Howell, whom he married June 20, 1975.  Also surviving is his daughter, Autumn (Donald) Dranbauer, granddaughter, Ashley (Branden) and great grandson, Coen Michael. Five Grandsons surviving are Cole, Kyle, Daniel, David & Richard Dranbauer.

Also surviving are two brothers, Charles (Alice) Howell of Buckhannon, WV, David (DeAnna) Howell of Beverly, WV and one sister, Sue (Dick) Cote of Valley Bend, WV and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded by 3 brothers, Paul, Lloyd, and Lewis, and one sister, Georgia Cross.

Mr. Howell graduated from Elkins High School and Allegany College of Maryland.  He had worked at several grocery stores over the years.  He retired from Winchester Medical Center as a respiratory therapist in 2004.  After retirement, he served as a volunteer at Maysville and Moorefield Elementary Schools.  Mr. Howell dearly loved his Lord, his family, and his fellowman.  He never met a stranger.  He loved telling jokes and having a good time.  He loved his church, Believer’s Victory Center of Moorefield.

Visitation will be Monday, March 9, 2020 from 5-8 PM at the Schaefer Funeral Home in Petersburg.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Schaeffer Funeral Home with Pastors Johnny Spencer and Scott Fawley officiating. 

Internment will be in the Maysville Cemetery, Maysville, WV.

Memorials may be made to the Believer’s Victory Center, 160 Victory Lane, Moorefield, WV 26836 or the Grant County Senior Center, 111 Virginia Avenue, Petersburg, WV 26847


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March 9, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schaeffer Funeral Home
11 North Main Street
Petersburg, West Virginia 26847

Funeral Service
March 10, 2020

11:00 AM
11 North Main Street
Petersburg, West Virginia 26847

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