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Michael Emmett Howard, Sr.

June 24, 1950 ~ December 5, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Michael Howard, Sr. Obituary

Michael Emmett Howard, Sr., 73, of Cross Lanes, West Virginia, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2023. It is with profound sadness that the family announces his peaceful passing.

Born to Richard and Anna Howard on June 24, 1950, Michael was a graduate of Montgomery High School and Shepherd College. He retired as Human Resources Manager after 34 years at American Electric Power. Michael loved his family, job, and coworkers. He held memberships in both the Salvation Army and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Mike made such a positive impact on the world by dedicating his life to helping others and propelling humanity forward. Some of his proudest moments were spent as a football coach to local youth in Dunbar, WV. Michael frequently inspired those around him to always prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence. He will  be remembered as a true inspiration and his legacy will continue to inspire others to make a difference.

The family of Michael Emmett Howard, Sr., wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at Callender Funeral Home for their care and compassion.

The family will receive friends for Visitation at Callender Funeral Home, Sunday, December 17, 2023, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Visitation on Monday, December 18, 2023,  11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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December 17, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Callender Funeral Home
706 Rebecca Street
Charleston, WV 25387

December 18, 2023

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston


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