Harold Dennis Lunsford
Harold Dennis Lunsford
  • September 6, 1923 - February 4, 2016
  • Huntington, West Virginia

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HAROLD DENNIS LUNSFORD, 92, of Huntington, WV, passed away at his home on February 4, 2016. He was born on September 6, 1923, in Hillsboro, OH, the son of Dennis Lunsford and Melva Mae Redkey Lunsford. He was a WWII Veteran, having served in the U. S. Army primarily in the Pacific Theater and on into Japan immediately following its surrender. He graduated from Marshall College in 1950 with a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree. He was a Registered Professional Engineer and was a member of the Engineers Club of Huntington. Harold retired from INCO (Huntington Alloys) in 1984 and then was a Professor of Engineering at WV Tech for 13 years. He served as President of the National Management Association in 1975 and held Certificate #1 as a Certified Professional Manager from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers which he was instrumental in founding. Harold was a member of Beverly Hills United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Dorothy Jones Lunsford; two children, Jeanne D. Lunsford Solis (Jay) of Claremont, CA and David H. Lunsford (Dianne) of Huntington, WV. He is also survived by his only living grandchild, David B. Lunsford of Wheeling, WV; his brother-in-law, Jimmie J. France of Bloomington, IL; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lorraine Freshcorn France; his brother and sister-in-law, John and June Freshcorn; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Josephine and Russell Nichols; and his grandson, Michael Christian Lunsford. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to Hospice of Huntington, Inc. or Beverly Hills United Methodist Church for its food bank ministry. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 2016 at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary, and will be followed by A Celebration of Life, conducted by Rev. Jerry Wood at 1 p.m. Entombment will follow at Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington.