Howard Lee Lively
Newton, NC-Howard Lee Lively, 90, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton, NC.
Howard was born July 6, 1924, in Keeney Knob, WV to the late Jettie R. Lively and Macy Mae Stover.
He was a Methodist most of his life and later became a member of St. Martin Lutheran Church in Maiden, NC. Howard served in the United States Army during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and the Oak Leaf Cluster, after being wounded in action at Heilbronn, Germany. He was a 1950 graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Using this degree, he worked as an industrial engineer, eventually retiring from Burlington Industries in 1987 as Senior Project Manager. Howard enjoyed travel and history and, after retirement, enjoyed landscaping projects at their home in Greensboro. He had a strong work ethic and was loyal and dedicated in all he did.
In addition to his father, Jettie R. Lively, and mother, Macy Mae Stover, he was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Jane B. Lively.
Survivors include: his son, H.L. Lively, II of Chapel Hill, NC; daughter, Linda Scott and husband, David Gaston, of Newton, NC; grandchildren, Kevin Scott of Newton, NC, Kelly Scott Mozgala and husband, Jeff, of Hickory, and Joshua Lively Glasson of Durham, NC; and sister, Virginia Ferrell of Seymour, ID. He took great delight in his great granddaughters Sophia Jane Mozgala and Miabella Mozgala.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, Jan. 6, in the Chapel of Drum Funeral Home in Hickory, NC. Pastor Nathan Yoder officiated.
The family received friends prior to the service.
A visitation was also held at McCraw Funeral Home in Lewisburg, on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association: 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL, 60601-7633 or Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.drumfh-hickory.com.
Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Hickory, NC, is honored to serve the Lively family.