April 19, 2024

Howard Delmar Larkins “Hoppy” was born October 6, 1932 in Long
Bottom Ohio on Mt. Olive and passed on August 21, 2023 peacefully at home. He was the late son of Fred E. Larkins and
Ruth Branch Larkins. Hoppy was an Army veteran and member of the Ohio
Operating Engineers for over 50 years. He was an avid Southern
basketball fan for many years. But most of all he loved spending time
with his family and cooking for them.

Howard is survived by his daughter Cheryl Baylor (Neil), son Brent
Larkins, granddaughter Brianne Perry (Todd), 3 great granddaughters
Jaden and Jillian Proffitt and Josie Perry, a great great grandson
Grayson Shawn Michael Proffitt, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Besides his parents, he is proceeded in death by his wife Donna Ward
Larkins, daughter Pamela Ballard, grandsons Jamie and Chris Proffitt,
sisters Donna Bogard and Vera Weber and brother Raymond Larkins.

Visitation will be held at Anderson McDaniel funeral home in Pomeroy
Ohio on Friday August 25, 2023 from 11-12 followed by the funeral
service and burial at Memorial Gardens.