Harry Dale "Blue Goose" Honaker, 68, of Frankford, WV, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley, WV.
Born July 14, 1949, at Beckley, he was the son of George Jeffries and Julia Ellen Daniel Honaker.
He was retired from the WV Department of Transportation as superintendent of the sign shop. Harry loved hunting. Cold Knob was his favorite vacation spot. He also enjoyed fishing with his good friend since high school, Tom Bobbit. He liked watching the Mountaineers and Steelers and had a passion for gardening. Blue Goose was a lifetime member of the Clear Creek Rod and Gun Club, the NRA, Laurel Hill Hunting Club, and the Spring Creek Hunting Club.
He was loved and will be missed by many.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Rudy Honaker; and an infant brother.
Survivors include his loving wife of 46 years, Lola M. Stidom Honaker; daughters, Tina Honaker and Tracy Honaker Brownell, and son-in-law and close friend, Chad Brownell; four grandchildren, Michael Blankenship (Becca) of Williamsburg, WV, Alice Blankenship (Robert) of Alderson, WV, Clayton Chattin of Renick, WV, and Xander Close of Renick; three great-grandchildren who put a sparkle in his eyes, Madeline Blankenship, and Travis and Lola Dolan; special friend and brother, David Honaker (Irene) of White Sulphur Springs, WV; brother, Roger Honaker of Napoleon, OH; sister, Lennie Banton (Bobby) of Lewisburg, WV; special uncle, George Daniel (Janice) of Beckley; sister-in-law, Virginia Honaker of Ohio; brother-in-law, Albert Stidom (Beth) of Frankford; his hunting buddy and best friend, Donnie "Ground Hog" Yates of White Sulphur Springs; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 1 PM at the Morgan Funeral Home Chapel, 252 Montvue Drive, Lewisburg, with his nephew, Pastor Jimmy Banton and Pastor Steve Barnett officiating. Burial will follow in the Morningside Cemetery in Renick.
Visitation will be from 6-8 PM on Tuesday, November 14, at the funeral home.
Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the family at www.morganfh.net.
Morgan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the November 13, 2017 edition of The West Virginia Daily News.