Howard Yocum

YOCUM, Howard L., 81, of Moundsville died Friday, April 5, 2013 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.

He was born January 6, 1932 in Captina, WV, the son of the late Clyde and Gladys Heslep Yocum.

He was retired from Ormet, having worked 32 years; a member of Earl Francis Post 3, American Legion; coached boys baseball and American Legion girls softball; an avid hunter and WVU fan.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Robert, Arthur, Warren, Joseph, and Richard Yocum.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Helen G. Yocum; four children, Joe (Jana) Yocum of Moundsville, Teresa (John) Becker of Shadyside, Jamie (Pete) Prettyman of Glen Dale, Mike Yocum of Moundsville; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

No visitation, at his request cremation was chosen with a family memorial service to be held at a later date at his favorite place, his camp at Bannan.

Private inurnment in Meadowdale Church Cemetery, Bannan.

Memorial contributions may be made to Meadowdale Church, c/o Susan Stipetich, 310 Third St., Glen Dale, WV 26038.

Arrangements entrusted to Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, Mounds-ville.

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