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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — It is with deep and heavy sadness that we announce the death of Howard William Cline, Jr. 65 who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on April 2, 2017. Howard lived life to the fullest in every aspect. He was married to his childhood sweetheart and together they were an unstoppable team. They had 35 years together while raising three daughters, one adopted granddaughter, and an adopted son before Connie lost her battle with cancer.
Howard was involved in many business adventures in his life ranging from coal mining, truck driving and the mobile home transport business. He was a skilled businessman and had an unshakable positive personality. He lived in many different states including: WV, FL, IN and SC. He developed many lifelong friends wherever he went. He was always proud of his friendships and valued them dearly. Later he and his wife of 8 years Deborah A. Cline of Princeton were fortunate enough to meet, fall in love and get married; they enjoyed traveling, and their time spent with family during his semi-retirement and later settled in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Howard had a love of flying, enjoyed being with family, country music, good food and loved God.
Howard was born in Welch, WV on April 14, 1951 to the late Howard and Wanda Cline.
Howard was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Connie, 2 brothers Tony Cline and Charles Cline, grandparents Alford and Tillie Matney, J.C. and Lucy Cline.
Survivors include his wife of 8 years Deborah Ann Cline, daughters Beverly Cline-Belcher of Kernersville, NC, Malinda Lewis of TN, Tonya Nichols of Garrett, IN, April Cline of the home, adopted son Michael Kasalas of Knoxville, TN, step-son Bryan Halsey. Five grandchildren, Erika Young, Nicholas Lester, Emily Lilly, Carley Gess and Austin Garrison. Two step-grandchildren Brock Halsey and Barai Halsey. Three great grandchildren Brayden, Collin, Harper Grace. Five brothers, Eddie, Frank, Johnny, Michael and Ricky. Five sisters, Sandra Bailey, Judy Branch, Charlotte Gess, Dreama Dotson, Venus Cline. Also, multiple nieces and nephews.
Services to celebrate the life of Howard Cline, Jr. will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Minister Tony Reed officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.
Online condolences may be shared with the family via www.memorialfd.com.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
The Cline family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.
Published on April 6, 2017
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