Joseph Marshel Hovatter age 75 a resident of Carter Ave. passed away, Saturday March 21, 2015 at his residence. He was born February 22, 1940 in Barbour County a son of the late Cecil and Bessie (Bolyard) Hovatter. He was united in marriage November 10, 1988 to Elizabeth “Betty” (Friend) Hovatter who survives at home. Also surviving are,
two daughters, Linda Hovatter of Long Beach, California
Pamela Hovatter of San Diego, California
one step-daughter, Jennifer Bates and husband Antron
one step-son, John Bailey and wife Devan
two granddaughters, one grandson, one great-grandson and three step-grandchildren
Mr. Hovatter was preceded in death by two daughters.
He retired as an operator from Potomac Edison Power Company
Mr. Hovatter served in the U.S. Air Force, was a member of the Bigelow Lodge #52 AF&AM, Oris Shrine, Red Fez, R.A.M Commandery, O.E.S #51, Order of A.M.A.R.A.N.T.H
He was a member of the Kasson United Methodist Church.
Mr. Hovatter’s request for cremation will be honored.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home 220 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 4-7 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 7 pm with Rev. John Flynn, Sr. officiating followed by ritualistic services by O.E.S. Chapter #41 and the order of A.M.A.R.A.N.T.H. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.