OBITUARY

Howard Ronella Doble Jr.

June 29, 1933November 1, 2014
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Howard Ronella Doble, Jr., loving husband, father, grandfather, and Christian, age 81 of Hickory, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton, NC.

He was born June 29, 1933 in Baltimore, MD, to the late Howard Ronella Doble, Sr. and Ilene Marguerite Carrigan Doble. Howard was a member of Viewmont Baptist Church in Hickory and retired as District Manager of Independent Life and Accident Insurance Company. He and his wife traveled the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic attending craft shows and operating Doble Designs. Howard enjoyed woodworking, computers, and, even at the age of 60, enjoyed waterskiing. He was a veteran of the US Navy, serving during the Korean Conflict. Howard also designed and maintained the website for the destroyer on which he served, the U.S.S. Haynsworth.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Howard Ronella Doble, III; and sisters, Colleen Wilson and Joanne Thomas.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Barbara Glisson Doble of the home; son, Michael Doble and wife, Darlene, of Banner Elk; daughters, Colleen Comer and husband, Bob, of Conover and Patty Johnson and husband, Darrell, of Hickory; grandchildren, Jennifer Doble, Lauren Style and husband, Chuck, Katie Doble, Jordan Johnson, Jay Johnson, Mark Comer, Michael Comer, Carrigan Doble, and Madison Doble; and great-grandchildren, Drew Settlemyre, Ryan Settlemyre, and J. R. Style.

A service of remembrance will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in the chapel of Drum Funeral Home in Hickory. Reverend Jay Robison will officiate. A graveside service with military honors will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Hickory.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Drum Funeral Home in Hickory.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658 or to Viewmont Baptist Church, 1246 Second Street NE, Hickory, NC 28601.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, November 4, 2014
  • Service of Remembrance Tuesday, November 4, 2014
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Howard Ronella Doble Jr.

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Bryan Thomas

September 17, 2015

Dear Barbara,

Please accept my sincere condolences on the death of your husband. Though I did not know uncle Howard as well as I would have liked he impressed me as most dynamic individual. I will say a prayer for him. Bryan Thomas

Bryan Thomas

September 17, 2015

Dear Barbara,

Please accept my sincere condolences on the death of your husband. Though I did not know him as well as I would have liked he impressed me as most dynamic individual. Bryan Thomas

July 23, 2015

Barbara,

I just learned of Howard's passing through the Haynsworth Newsletter. Pat and I want to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We enjoyed our times together at the many reunions, especially the one in Norfolk. You and Howard will continued to be remembered in our prayers.

Joe and Pat Perriccio Raleigh, NC

Sheldon Frasier

December 8, 2014

Dear Barbara, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Howard was a good friend and a good shipmate.I was also in the same co at booth camp.at Great Lakes.From there we were assigned to the USS Haynsworth DD-700.He will always be remembered, May he rest in peace. Sheldon Frasier

Harvey N. Bailey

November 6, 2014

Though I never met Howard, I have heard of his accomplishments from others that have. As president of the Haynsworth Reunion Committee I am so sorry to hear of Howard's passing. May God bless and keep you and give you peace for the rest of your life.

David Oberholzer

November 6, 2014

Dear Barbara, Barbara and I are so sorry to learn of your loss. Howard was a good friend and a loyal shipmate to the USS Haynsworth family. He will be greatly missed by us all. You and your family are in our prayers daily.
Shipmate David Oberholzer and wife Barbara

David Oberholzer

November 6, 2014

Barbara, Barbara and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Howard was a good friend and loyal shipmate to all of us in the USS Haynsworth family. He will be greatly missed. You and your family are in our prayers daily. May the Peace of our Lord Jesus be with you in your time of grief. Shipmate David Oberholzer and wife Barbara

Jack & Marilene Henline

November 6, 2014

Howard, like a ship that's left it's mooring and sails bravely out to sea, So someone Dear has Sailed away in calm serenity;
But there's promise of Greater Joy that Earth could have in store, for God has planned a richer life beyond the unseen Shore.
We always enjoyed Howard at our Navy Reunions

Bill & Peggy Hannah

November 6, 2014

Howard was a fine gentleman. He will be a great addition to the eternal family in heaven. May the Lord be with you in this time of trial.

Bill & Peggy Hannah

November 6, 2014

It is of deep sorrow to hear of Howards passing. May the Lord put his loving arms around you and comfort you. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. May the Lord bless and keep you. Shipmate, Jim Schreffler & wife Bernetta.