Obituary of Lawrence "Shorty" Host
Lawrence R. “Shorty” Host, age 80, of Morgantown, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 29, 1937 in Thornton, WV, a son of the late Thomas Host and Carrie Feathers Dalton.
Lawrence had worked as a mechanic at Patriot Mining. He had attended Riverside Apostolic Church for many years. Some of his favorite hobbies were gardening, carpentry, and working on cars.
Lawrence is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elvie Moats Host; five daughters, June Craft of Uniontown, Shirley (Eugene) Moore of Pt. Marion, Joann Cunningham of Cross Lanes, Glenna (Michael) Riffon of Morgantown, and Carla (Jon) Halderson of TX; four sons, Robert (Roberta) Host of Booth, James Host of Morgantown, Phillip Host of Morgantown, and Lawrence (Heather) Host of Morgantown; two brothers, Lloyd Hose and David Dalton; 18 grandchildren and 23 great- grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Alice Newlon and Thelma Chanels; three brothers, Gay Host, Lonnie Dalton, and Ray Host; and sons-in-law, Berry Craft and Michael Cunningham.
Friends may gather at McCulla Funeral Home on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 2-4pm & 6-8 pm. Visitation will resume on Monday, June 4, 2018 from 10 am until the 11 am funeral service with Pastor William Host officiating. Burial will follow at Beverly Hills Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McCulla.com
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