Howard Glenville Shade, 83

June 03, 2010

APRIL 24, 1927-JUNE 2, 2010

RANSON, W.Va. - Howard Glenville Shade, 83, of Ranson, passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at the VA Medical Center, surrounded by his family.

Born April 24, 1927, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Howard Nathaniel Shade and Emma Alberta Franks Shade.

He attended St. James Catholic Church.

Howard served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, received the Pacific Theater Ribbon (three stars), Philippine Liberation Ribbon (one star), American Theater Ribbon and the Victory Medal. Howard owned and operated the Circle Service Station for 35 years, and worked for Theibleau Aircraft and Halltown Paperboard. Until his death, he owned and operated the Circle Motel and rental apartments, and was landlord of Carquest and the Tire Shop.


Howard was a dedicated community servant. He served on the Ranson City Council for the past 18 years, and was president of the Ranson Convention & Visitors Bureau, and a member of the West Virginia Municipal League. He served on the board of directors of Gasoline Dealers; was a past member of the Lions Club; Cub Scout Master; Little League coach; the Ranson Police Commissioner for eight years; the Civil Service Commissioner for eight years; and a lifetime member of the VFW Post 3522 and American Legion Jackson Perks Post 71.

Loving father and grandfather, he is survived by three sons, Ronald Glenville Shade and wife, Loretta, of Middleway, Michael Walters and wife, Jan, and John Walters and wife, Brigitte, all of Charles Town; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louise Walters Shade; his brother, Ralph Milbourne; and mother-in-law, Della Mary Walters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon Saturday, June 5, 2010, at the St. James Catholic Church, with the Rev. Father Brian Owens and the Rev. Deacon Dave Galvin officiating. Interment will be in the Edge Hill Cemetery, with graveside military honors by the active bearers, Harpers Ferry Bolivar Veterans, and the Veterans Combined Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at St. James Catholic Church, 60 Crosswinds Drive, Charles Town, WV 25414.

Arrangements are by the Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to the Ranson Civic Center, c/o the City of Ranson, 312 S. Mildred St., Ranson, WV 25438.

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