Howard, Harvey Emory

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Harvey Emory Howard, 79, of Blacksburg Virginia went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday night of January 27, 2022. He is singing and dancing with his loving mother, Dorothy Howard and father, Harvey Howard. He is also proceeded in death by his Brother, David Howard and grandson Charles “Patrick” Underwood.

He leaves behind the mother of his children, Lois Howard. His Daughters; Angelia (Eddie) Underwood, Melissa Howard, Cindy (Duwayne) Smith-Janney, Sharon (Jimmy) Brunner. His Son and best friend; Dewayne Howard. His 11 grandchildren; Ricky (Emily) Howell, Matthew (Cary) Smith, Scottie Howell, Samantha (Seth) Underwood, Taylor (Trent) Gordon, Kimberly (Cody) McNeil, Morgan (Ben) Huber, Meredith Janney (Cody Brown), Braiden (Jessica) Underwood, Brooke and Madison Brunner. As well as his 18 great Grandchildren; Peyton, Colt, Ty, and Kyle Howell; Westen, Braelyn, and Forest Smith; Colby, Collin, Cohen, and Cambreigh Howell; Sawyer, Caroline and Jolee Gordon; Holden and Kason McNeil; Crosby and Charleigh Huber. Sisters Darlene Shafer and Carolyn (Donnie) Wingo and Brother Delmer (Ellen) Howard. And his most beloved dog, Butterbean.

Emory worked at Yokohama for 31 years. After he retired you could find him out in his garage, at an auction, or at the race track with a chicken drumstick in his hands watching his son race. He was a lover of all dogs, auctions, getting Ace’s in Rummy, a cold bottle of coke, racing, watching television (on maximum volume) and yellow tomatoes.

The Funeral Service will be held at McCoy Funeral Home on Friday February 4, 2022. The family will receive friends starting at 1:00 pm with the service to follow at 2:00 pm. Pastor Peter Anderson will be officiating. Graveside service to follow at Westview Cemetery.