Alderson-Richard Patton Honaker, 76, of Alderson, passed away on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, following a short illness.
Born May 28, 1940, in Alderson, he was the son of the late Loney P. and Ruby Smith Honaker.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Paul Richard Honaker; his daughter, Michelle Lynn Richmond; sister, Marye Marshall Honaker Davis; and four special buddies, his cats, Star, Cuddles, Midnight and Sunny.
Mr. Honaker was a retired maintenance worker, having retired in 2004 from the City of Lewisburg, Lewisburg. Prior to his employment with the City of Lewisburg, he worked at Hercules, Inc. in Covington, VA, for many years. He was a 1959 graduate of Alderson High School, Alderson, and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Honaker enjoyed and loved woodworking and was a very talented craftsman in woodworking. He also enjoyed going hunting with his friends.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Orah Elizabeth Richmond Honaker of Alderson; sister, Kitty Ellard of Union; a special friend who was like a daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Lobban, of Alderson; a special friend who was like a sister, Joan Fleshman of Alderson; three special cousins, Freddy Honaker and wife Linda of Huntington, Ginny Walker and husband Sam of Alderson and Burke Shires and wife Bonnie of Lindside; and many other cousins; and his special buddies, his cats, Patches and Bandit.
Graveside services were held on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Alderson Cemetery, Alderson, where John Robert Holliday officiated. Burial was in the Alderson Cemetery.
Friends served as pallbearers.
The family would like to give special thanks to the Alderson Volunteer Fire Department and EMS, Alderson.
Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.