Howard Maurice Postlethwait
Heaven has gained a special angel. Howard Maurice Postlethwait passed away at 87 on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Ruby Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving wife of 68 years and loving children.
He was born on January 12, 1933 in Littleton, WV, a son of the late Evelyn Jane Postlethwait and Gale Ralph Postlethwait.
He worked as an insurance representative for Equitable, American General, Mutual of Omaha and retired from People's.
He enjoyed watching John Wayne movies and any Westerns, puzzles, camping, hunting, and fishing. He was a people person and loved to laugh and joke. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family that he loved very much.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gordon and Lucy Harbert who raised him; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dick and Louise Allawatt, who thought of him as a son.
He is survived by his loving wife, Rose Allawatt Postlethwait, who was the love of his life and soulmate. They celebrated their 68th anniversary on March 15, 2020. Also surviving are his children who dearly loved him, Richard Postlethwait (Karen) of Sevierville, TN, Sherri Urse, Joe Urse, Jr. of Fairmont, WV, Kimberly Cochran (Brad) of Clarksburg, WV, and Howard K. Postlethwait (Shelly) of Grafton, WV; his brother, Wayman Postlethwait of West Union, WV and sister-in-law, Beverly "Bubbles" Vespoint of Fairmont; and several nieces and nephews.
He is also survived by his loving grandchildren who he adored, Joseph E. Urse III (Tabitha), Jason Urse (Angela), Jared Urse (Sarah), Justin Urse (Amber), and Alicia Urse Hamrick (Justin), Crystal Postlethwait, Tiara Cochran, and Tiffany Cochran; great grandchildren, Olivia Bolling and companion Tyler London, Adalea Urse, Josey and Zoey Urse, Lillyanna and Jacob Urse, Jett and Jace Urse, and Eli and Liam Hamrick, and Kylah Cochran and Gracie Devericks; step grandchildren, Lori Chambers (Eric) and Lindsay Hardway; step great grandchildren, Savannah and McKenzie Chambers, and Jonathan, Frank, and Rosellen Fergason.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Peter Ang and staff, Fairmont Regional Medical Center doctor and staff, the doctors and staff at Ruby Memorial Hospital 8 NE, Dr. Almubarak and staff at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, Marion County Rescue Squad, WV Caring, and Domico Funeral Home for their love, compassion, and support.
The family will hold a private service at Domico Funeral Home, 414 Gaston Avenue in Fairmont for immediate family due to COVID-19 with Jason Urse officiating. A graveside service will be held at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Our dear husband, father, and grandfather deserves a special tribute. Please be with us in prayer. Online condolences may be made to the family at
Published on March 22, 2020


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Ron and Cindy Irons
Mar 27, 2020
Howard was our insurance man most of our lives. We enjoyed the many conversations during his many visits. Always a smiling face. We will miss him and his humorous stories. So sorry for your loss.
Jared urse
Mar 23, 2020
We will miss you grandpa, you were a funny and wonderful person. Will miss all the great conversations we had. I know you will make the best angel. Rest In Peace.