Teddy Gene Howell, 81, of Follansbee, WV, died peacefully on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Weirton Medical Center.
Born on May 27, 1939, in Holliday’s Cove, WV, a son of the late Kenneth E. and Anna Belle (Bolen) Howell.
Teddy graduated from Weir High School in 1959. He retired from Weirton Steel Corporation with over 40 years of service as a motor inspector. He was also a member of the Colliers Way Church of Christ in Weirton, WV. Teddy was a loving husband, father, brother, grandpap, great pap, a great father-in-law, and lived for family and cared for them making lasting memories.
Teddy is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Jo Ann (Settle) Melko Howell, two children, Douglas (Roxanne) Howell of Avella, PA, and Rebecca (Rob) Harris of New Cumberland, WV; his son-in-law, Eric Weiler of Follansbee, WV; two sisters, Gala Buchanan and Dotty OBerg; seven grandchildren, Chris (Sarah) Rose, Michael Rose, Douglas Howell, II, Breanna (Bob) Hawkingberry, Brittany Harris, Syd and Johanna Weiler; three great grandchildren, Alayna, Mason, and Hudson; several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife of 25 years, Patsy (Straight) Howell, his brother, Kenneth R. Howell on December 23, 2020, a stepson, Stephen Michael Melko, III, and his stepdaughter, Christine Ann “Chris” Melko Weiler both of whom he loved as his own.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic a memorial service is being planned for a later date.
Inurnment will be held at in Oak Grove Cemetery in Follansbee, WV.
Arrangements by the Mullenbach Funeral Home 669 Main St. Follansbee, WV.
Condolences may be sent to www.mullenbachfh.com.