Howard Terrell Surbaugh


Howard Terrell Surbaugh, 89, of Grassy Meadows, passed away Sunday, October 14, 2018, at his home following a long illness.
Born March 24, 1929, at Lawn, he was the last of the George Russell and Mary Zickafoose Surbaugh family.
Howard was a Sandstone High School graduate and served in the US Air Force in France during the Korean War. He was a 50-year member of the Alderson Masonic Lodge and a member of the Meadow Grove Baptist Church. Howard enjoyed woodworking and farming following his work as a heavy equipment operator in the coal and construction industries.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by an infant daughter Sherry Surbaugh; 2 brothers; and 1 sister.
Howard was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Bertie Flanagan Surbaugh; 4 daughters Glenda Fitzwater (Harold) of Delaware, Lavetta McClung (Glen) of Clendenin, Donna McClung (Arlus) of Russellville, and Michelle Mathis (Stanley) of Grassy Meadows; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 3 nephews; 1 niece; and many friends.
Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 18, in the Meadow Grove Baptist Church, Dawson, with former Pastor, Les Mullens, officiating. Masonic rites will be provided by the Alderson Masonic Lodge. Burial will follow in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.
Friends may call one hour before the service from 1 - 2 p.m. at the church.
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Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.
Published on October 15, 2018
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