Howard Leroy Degoines

January 16, 1935December 25, 2018

Howard Leroy Degoines, 83, of Parkersburg, WV, passed away December 25, 2018, in Camden Clark Medical Center, following a brief illness. He was born January 16, 1935, in Walker, WV, a son of the late Frank and Lena (Heldreth) Degoines. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Carol Degoines; 6 sisters and two brothers. Howard retired from the Tri-State Roofing Company with 43 years of service and also worked at Atlas Trucking. He was a member of the Roofers Union Local # 242, Mineral Wells and enjoyed working outdoors. Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Jeff Degoines of Walker, WV, Howard Degoines Jr., of Parkersburg; brothers, Frank Degoines Jr., James Degoines and his wife Thelma; sisters Anna Mae Stinespring, Virginia Miller, Pauline Nichols; two grandchildren; four great grandchildren and all of his friends at the Mary B’s restaurant where he was a faithful customer . Service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor John Rinehart officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2018 at the funeral home. Condolences may be shared with the family at


  • Jeff Degoines, Son
  • Howard Degoines Jr., Son
  • Frank Degoines Jr., Brother
  • James (Thelma) Degoines, Brother
  • Anna Mae Stinespring, Sister
  • Virginia Miller, Sister
  • Pauline Nichols, Sister
  • Frank Degoines, Father
  • Lena (Heldreth) Degoines, Mother
  • Carol Degoines, Wife
  • Howard also leaves behind two grandchildren and four great grandchildren to cherish his memory.


  • Visitation Friday, December 28, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 29, 2018

Howard Leroy Degoines

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Roger & Tia Brown

December 28, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers to the family of Howard Degoines. We will always have fond memories of visits with Howard on the porch, a friendly hello or an acknowledge wave, and chats at Mary B's. We would stop for short visits with pets and little ones especially when the weather was nice. Roger and I attempted to visit Howard at his home and deliver a small Christmas gift just two days before his passing. He did not answer the door and may have been in the hospital at that time. Roger & I will miss "our neighbor" up the street. May God fill your hearts with His love, mercy and grace!