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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