Gene Franklin Howard 65, of Moundsville, WV passed away Friday June 16, 2023 at Liza's Place. He was born February 8, 1958 in Wheeling, WV son of the late Frank & Gladys Riggs Howard. A Veteran in the United States Army. Retired from West Virginia Dept. of Highways, but had several different jobs throughout his life. A member of the Church of God of McMechen, WV. Preceded in death also by one sister, Annette and one brother, Michael. Survived by three sons, Daniel Howard of McMechen, WV; Christopher Howard of Bellaire, Oh; and Matthew Howard of Wheeling, WV; stepchildren, Jennifer Curtis of Wheeling, WV and Jason Yeater of McMechen, WV; sisters, Sevilla Logan of South Carolina, Charlotte (Louis) Khourey of Wheeling, WV; Helen Howard of Cameron, WV; two brothers, Russell (Bertie) Howard of Moundsville, WV and Kenneth Howard of Bellaire, Oh; 18 grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and aunts. his beloved fur babies, Diesel and Lucky and three best friends, Mike, Jim and Richard. Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project or to the First Church of God 1003 Logan St. McMechen, WV 26040. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday June 24, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in the Church Hall of Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite 2216 Eoff St. Wheeling, Wv 26003 with Pastor Mitch Johnston. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Homes & Cremation Services 1109 2nd St. Moundsville, WV.