Robert Lee Howdyshell, age 83, a resident of Grafton, WV, passed away Sunday September 4, 2022 in Ruby Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Robert was born February 23, 1939 in Parsons, WV a son of the late Ernest and Dakota (Williams) Howdyshell. Robert was united in marriage on April 17, 1960 to Veta Louise (Mitchell) Howdyshell who preceded him in death on October 24, 2021. Surviving are children, Belinda Susan Keene and husband Ronald of Grafton, Dannie Lee Howdyshell and wife Melissa of Rock Cave, and Gregory Lee Howdyshell and companion Ruth Bennington of Grafton, grandchildren Bethann Rebecca Howdyshell and Jodi Lee Keene, great grandchild Asher Lee Lambert. Brother Donald Roy Howdyshell of Grafton.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and siblings Dorothy Mitchell, Ivy Austin, Shirley Barnhart, and Tom Howdyshell.
Robert enjoyed attending car shows, maintaining and driving his antique cars. He and his family spent many summers camping at Big Bear Lake which meant a lot to him. Robert liked to watch football, his favorite team was the Pittsburgh Steelers. Robert enjoyed traveling and would make frequent stops at local restaurants to socialize and mingle with his friends. Robert was also an artist and like to paint. His great joy was his family which he spent a lot of time with.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home and Crematory 220 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Wednesday September 7, from 4-7 pm, and on Thursday September 8, from 8- 11 am. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 am with Chaplain Lynn Keener officiating. Interment will follow in the Clemtown Cemetery.