Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Howard Wayne Erwin

Howard Wayne Erwin, age 60, of 4082 Stiving Road, Shelby, died Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at his home.

He was born December 11, 1943 in Vanceburg, Kentucky the son of the late Elmer and Ada Grace (Coleiron) Erwin. He was a 1962 graduate of Mansfield Senior High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Erwin retired in 1993 from Empire Detroit Steel Company after 30 years of service. He attends the First Church of the Nazarene in Shelby. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved animals especially horses. He enjoyed bible study and especially loved his beloved grandchildren.

Mr. Erwin is survived by his wife, Shirley K. (Friend) Erwin, whom he wed on November 23, 1968; his children, Eric Erwin, Robert and Melonie Gains, Veronica Ronni Gaines Kilgore, and David Gaines all of Shelby; 8 grandchildren, Lisa Richmond, Kenneth Kilgore, David Gaines, Ashley Gaines, Stephanie Gaines, Jonathan Erwin, Rebekha Gaines, Nicole Billman; 8 great grandchildren; a sister, Patricia White of Lexington; 2 nieces. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Robert Erwin, Donnie Erwin, and an infant brother Carl Erwin.

Friends may call on Saturday, September 18, 2004 from Noon – 1:00 PM at the First Church of the Nazarene, 169 Mansfield Avenue, Shelby, where funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM, with Rev. Lester Champer officiating. Memorial expressions may be made to Shelby Help Line Ministries, Med Central Hospice or First Church of the Nazarene. Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, is assisting the family with the services.

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