Mr. Howard Deryl Crist

Mr. Howard Deryl Crist

September 11, 1932 - November 01, 2021
Charleston, WV

Mr. Howard Deryl Crist

September 11, 1932 - November 01, 2021
Charleston, WV

Obituary

Howard “Deryl” Crist passed away November 1, 2021, at CAMC after a long illness.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Mary Crist of Fayette County.

Surviving is his wife of 66 years, Kay Crist, and his daughter and son-in-law, Dorinda and Norman Taylor of Cross Lanes.

Deryl was a graduate of Oak Hill High School in 1951, attended Beckley College and transferred to a college in Nashville, TN, where he received a degree in Diesel Auto Mechanics and Engine Design. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and later became a member of the VFW 6418 in St. Albans.

Deryl was a professional welder and diesel mechanic and later retried from ITT Corporation as Superintendent of Maintenance.

Deryl was a 50-year member of the Chelyan Masonic Lodge, a member of the Beni Kedem Shrine Center and served as Past Commander of the Legion of Honor in 1994. He was a member of the Scottish Rite and Free Masonry, York Rites, KCCH, Royal Order of Jesters and Beni Kedem Ceremonial Cast. Deryl built, donated and served as Chuck Wagon Master for 23 years and served as Outer Guard in the Divan in 2014. He received the honor of being a 33rd Degree Mason in Washington, DC. Deryl enjoyed helping to raise money for the Children’s Hospitals for many years.

Deryl and his wife, Kay, attended Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Elkview.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 4, 2021, at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, with Pastor Lee Swor officiating. He will be placed to rest at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, WV.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

Please follow the Covid regulations.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com.

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, WV, has been entrusted with the arrangemen

Visitation

  • Date & Time: November 04, 2021 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
  • Venue: Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home
  • Location: 1118 Virginia Street, East Charleston, WV 25301 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: 3043428135

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: November 04, 2021 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
  • Venue: Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home
  • Location: 1118 Virginia Street, East Charleston, WV 25301 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: 3043428135

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4 responses to Mr. Howard Deryl Crist

  1. Kay, Im so sorry to hear of Deryl’s passing. My sincere condolences! May God be close to you at this difficult time. Skip and Charlotte Brown

  2. Kay, Heather and I mourn your loss. Deryl was such a great guy and told me more stories than I can remember. I enjoyed cooking with him in the “chuckwagon” which was definitely his home away from home. God bless you and your family.

  3. Kay, So sorry to hear of your loss. Jim and I really enjoyed our dinners together. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Kay, So sorry to hear of your loss. Jim and I really enjoyed our dinners together. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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