Harold Frederick Markway, 93, of Jefferson City, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City
He was born on October 9, 1925, in Jefferson City, the son of the late Frederick Charles and Leona Theresa (Prenger) Markway.
Harold served in the United States Navy from 1944-1946 as a Seaman First Class. He was stationed in Missouri, Idaho, California, Washington, Japan, and the Pacific Theater. Harold was a Plank Member on the USS Rowan (DD782) Destroyer serving the last month of War Theater before Japan surrendered. He then served in the early part of the postwar Japan reconstruction.
He was united in marriage on February 11, 1950, in Jefferson City to Mary Ellen Nelson who preceded him in death on February 23, 2015. The couple celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with family prior to her death.
After his honorable discharge, Harold partnered with his uncle and operated the C&H Tavern in Jefferson City. He then owned and operated the Wel-Com-Inn from 1959-1982.
Harold was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Holy Name Society, American Legion, Elks Lodge, Fraternal Order of Eagle’s Aerie 2693, Knights of Columbus, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and served many years with the VFW Honor Guard. He was a proud member of the Noon Lion’s Club since 1962 and was a recipient of the Melvin Jones award.
He enjoyed the outdoors including gardening and traveling with Mary. He devoted himself to Mary, his children, and his grandchildren.
Survivors include three children, Michael (Marge) Markway, Perryville, Missouri; Susie (Ken) Hunt, Columbia, Missouri; and Theresa (Chuck) Kramer, Jefferson City; seven grandchildren, Monica (Chris) Childress; Marc (Kelly) Markway; Andy (Anya) Hunt; Kevin Hunt; Matt (Jessie) Kramer; Sarah (Kelly) Fick; and Sam (Audrey) Kramer; and eleven great-grandchildren, Caleb Childress; twins, Bradyn and Dalton Childress; Asher Childress; Daryan Markway; Terra Markway; Nathan Markway; Sofia Hunt; Hannah Kramer; Gus Kramer; Leon Kramer; one sister, Lillian Veit, Wardsville; and three sisters-in-law, Alice Markway, Westphalia; JoAnn Markway, Wardsville; and Pauline Markway, Wardsville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and four brothers, Charles, Lawrence, William, and Fred Markway.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2018, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, October 20, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Geoffrey Brooke officiating.
Burial with military honors will be in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.
Memorials are suggested to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1206 E. McCarty Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101; Helias Foundation, 1106 Swifts Highway, Jefferson City, MO 65109; or a charity of the donor's choice.
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