Howard Knisell

Obituary of Howard Wayne Knisell

Howard Wayne Knisell, 72, of Kingwood, passed away Monday, July 3, 2023, at his home.


He was born in Morgantown, on November 20, 1950, the son of the late Junior Howard Knisell and Lenora Mae (Gatian) Molisee.


Howard served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from Consol Coal Company after many years of service where he worked at Osage #3 and Robinson Run mines. His grandchildren were his pride and joy. His love extended to friends, family, and all animals, especially dogs. He loved doing projects around the home. He had a love for motorcycles and Steiner Tractors. Howard was known as Mr. Tupperware from his many years selling the product during the Buckwheat Festival and other occasions. He also loved to tell stories.


Howard is survived by his loving wife of 22 years Angela (Martin) Knisell; three children, Lonnie Knisell and wife Elizabeth, Korena Petitt, and Amanda Knisell and wife Tara; grandchildren, Austin Jones, Hope Knisell, Kyra Tolliver and husband Ben, and Kelsey Petitt, Lucy Knisell, and Jacob Knisell; sister, Susan Burns and husband Roger; niece, Allyson Reseter; and special buddy Samuel Gamble.


He is preceded in death by a nephew, James Reseter.


Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Monday, July 10, 2023, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm and on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, from 10:00 am until the 11:00 am time of service with Pastor Ricky Persons officiating. Interment will follow in the WV National Cemetery in Pruntytown, WV. Military rites will be conducted by the Preston County Honor Guard and the WVANG Honor Guard.


In Lieu of flowers, donations in Howard's memory may be made to the Preston County Humane Society, PO Box 395, Kingwood, WV 26537 or to the Children's Home Society of West Virginia, 11 Commerce Drive, Suite 102, Morgantown, WV 26501;


Condolences may be extended online to the family at


Final Resting Place

1:00 pm
Tuesday, July 11, 2023
WV National Cemetery
42 Veterans Memorial Lance
Grafton, West Virginia, United States
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