Harold Hilton Honaker
Date of Birth: January 22, 1924
Date of Death: November 13, 2019
November 18, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary
November 18, 2019 - 1:00 pm - Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary
Harold Hilton Honaker, 95, of Huntington, died November 13, 2019 at home. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 70 years Betty Willis Honaker. Harold was born January 22, 1924 to the late Boyd and Ruth Switzer Honaker. Also preceding him in death, sister, Emma Jean Johnson.
Harold graduated from Marshall College with a BS and MS in Chemistry.
He served his country in the United States Navy during WWII where he helped develop the hydrogen bomb and also was a tenor in the Navy choir.
He was first employed at INCO in the research lab helping invent nickel alloy 270 and worked on many other patents. He then worked at Ashland Oil setting up Valvoline Oil labs all over the US until his retirement.
Harold was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon and an Elder. He also worked in the developing stages of Woodlands Retirement Community and helped oversee the daily running of Presbyterian Manor.
He is survived by two daughters, Jane Hastings (Libby), Julee Cullum (Randy), sister Shirley Ann Clay, and brother Tommy (Debbie). Five grandchildren, Susan Hastings, Ted Hastings (Whitney), Hilton Hastings (Sarah), Michael Hastings (Cycelee) and Elizabeth Cullum. Seven great-grandchildren, three nieces Lynn Webster, Mimi Morrill, and Jeannie Evans.
A funeral service will be held by the Rev. Skip Seibel 1 p.m. at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary on Monday November 18, 2019. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until service time.
Special thanks to Kindred at Home, Hospice of Huntington, and Becky Eubank. Family guestbook at www.klingelcarpenter.com.
From: Ruth Ellen Adkins Flint Nov 17 2019 2:25AM Jane and Julie,
I have fond memories of your dad. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep all of you in my prayers.
Ruth Ellen (Betty and Jack Adkins daughter)
From: Mary Wisinsky Nov 18 2019 3:07PM Dear Jane and family, so sorry I could not make it to the funeral.I m actually in the hospital right now. I have fond memories of your dad and the boys helping me out at the house after mom died. He was the nicest man. So sorry for you loss.