William Junior Howdyshell, age 90 of Pickerington, passed away Nov. 9, 2012, at the Pickering House. He was born on March 13, 1922, in Logan, to William and Lucy Mohler Howdyshell. He worked for the Boeing International Corp. for 34 years retiring as a Tool Crib Attendant. He was a charter member of the Walnut Creek Baptist Church, and loved farming his family farm and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Barbara Kishpaugh Howdyshell; children; Naomi Yerian of Thornville, Wilma (Gene) Wallis of Baltimore, Linda (Ken) Earle of Lancaster, Harvey (Janice) Howdyshell of Baltimore, Terry (Ruth Ellen) Howdyshell of Jackson, MI, Tim (Clara) Howdyshell of London, OH, Stephen (Debra) Howdyshell of Baltimore, Carolyn (Mark) Hollopeter of Galloway, Joan (Jerry) Underwood of Baltimore, and Dorothy Howdyshell of Baltimore; 29 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; brother, Floyd (Carol) Howdyshell of Ithaca, MI; sisters, Ethel Ney of McMillan, MI and Sarah (Ken) Kishpaugh of Linden, MI; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jerry Howdyshell; daughter, Nancy Rowley; parents, William O. and Lucy Howdyshell; brother, Noah Howdyshell; and sisters, Agnes Oswald, Jane Patterson, Louellen Beery, and Naomi Howdyshell.
A funeral service is 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, 6935 TWP RD. 235, Logan, officiated by Pastor David Rowley and Pastor Michael McManus. Burial will follow the service at the Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the Johnson-Smith Funeral Home, Baltimore, from 2 until 4 and 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, and one hour prior at the church. Online condolences can be made at www.funeralhome.com Memorials can be made in William’s name to the Walnut Creek Baptist Church 1109 South Main Street Baltimore, OH 43105 or to the Pickering House 282 Sells Rd. Lancaster, OH 43130.