Howard O. Childers, 100, of Weirton died Saturday January 20, 2007, at the Weirton Geriatric Center, where he resided for a brief time. He was born on December 15, 1906, in Pleasants County, WV, the son of the late Orlando C. and Nora Welling Childers. Howard was also preceded in death by his wife, Jessie R.(Moore) Childers on September 9, 1990; five brothers, Clyde, Woodrow, Dean, Web , and Shirley; six sisters, Pansy Childers, Pauline Liggett, Sylvia Meredith, Suzie Thomas, Ora Campbell, and Imogene Hedrick. Howard retired as a car bracer at the finished product warehouse of Weirton Steel Corporation with 43 years of service. Howard was an avid gardener and also enjoyed hunting. He was a member of the Weirton Steel 25 Year Club, Colliers Sportsman Club, and the Weirton Senior Center, where he was known as the “Banker”, for his Skill on the pool table. He is survived by his two sons, Gene and Carolyn Childers of Weirton, WV and Henry and Heidi Childers of Germany; two daughters, Patricia and Dr. Roy Scarem of Bristol, VA, and Cora Childers of Weirton; a sister, Kathleen Mercer of Saint Mary’s, WV; five grandchildren and six great grandsons. Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 PM Wednesday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, where funeral services will be conducted 11 AM Thursday. Dr. Roy Scarem will preside. Interment will follow at the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton , WV Share tributes and memories with his family at

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  1. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I work at Eat and Park and he loved coming in there and taking my picture. He will be missed.

  2. My prayers are with Patricia and her family during this difficult time. She was very proud of her father and mentioned him often. He must have been a wonderful person. May it help to know that friends are praying for the family.

  3. Patricia: I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers will be with you and your family during these difficult times.

  4. I’m so sorry to hear of Uncle Howard’s passing. I will always remember how he used to make me laugh when I was just a little girl. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  5. I know you helped your father to have a full and wonderful life. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Cora, I’m so sorry for your loss. I know you devoted so much time and energy to your father’s care. A hundred years is a long time and I’m sure he had a full life. Please accept my sincere sympathy and know that I will be thinking of you in the days and weeks ahead. Lewis

  7. Gene & Carolyn, so sorry to hear of your loss. We are in South Carolina, will see you when we get back.

  8. We will always have fond memories of life on Cove Road with the Childers, Moore and Adams families.. Millie and Sam and our growing family

  9. Patricia, Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family as you go through this difficult time.

  10. Patricia, I can’t tell you how sorry we are for your loss. We’re keeping you and your family close in thoughts and prayers. With our love……

  11. Our love and prayers have traveled with you, Pat and Roy. Our sympathy to all of your family. From our hearts, Pastor Herb & Evelyn

  12. I remember Uncle Howard giving all us kids haircuts. He would always tell me he was giving me a “John Fox”, which was a close cut all over except for a hank in front that I could comb over. He would also run the clippers over the top of my ear and tell me he was cutting off a piece for the crow. When we would go down to Camp Run, sometimes Grandpa would call the sheep by shouting “Sheepie”, and I was always fascinated when they would answer him going “Ba-a-a”. I would echo that when I was little. One day Uncle Howard hollered “Sheepie” at me, and I just automatically answered, “Ba-a-a”. He really cracked up whenever I did that. I’ll miss him.

  13. Patricia, The Lord will help you during this time of sorrow. You and your family are in my prayers.

  14. Dear Cora andThomas Sorry about your dad passing away and Thomas you had a wonderful I will always remember the tomotoes he gave us and that will be one way we will think of him when it will be summer and time to put out the plants. ARDEN NANCY JEFFREY KEVIN ALYSON

  15. Patricia: Find comfort in knowing you were able to see your Dad reached the century mark through the Grace of God. Pleased accept our deepest sympathy. Our Prayers are with you & your family

  16. Cora, Thomas and Childers Family I wanted to extend our deepest sympathy on behalf of the Shultz Family. Dad speaks often of your dad and how he would stop and talk when he was out walking. We remember our times on cove road and fellowship at the Salvation Army. May you rely on the Lord for strength and trust in Him for peace. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless The Shultz Family Onle, Nedra&Bill-Sharon&Mike-Pam&Tony-Bucky&Cheryl-Tina&Bob-Terry & Andrea and Families.

  17. Gene and family, I’m sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers will be with you and your family.

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