GLENWOOD — Rufus Harold Greathouse, 78, of Glenwood, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on December 2, 2013, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born November 30, 1935, in Cabell County, W.Va., a son to the late Roy and Verna Belle Blake Greathouse. He was a retired maintenance technician from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Plant after 22 years of service, and was a member of the Guyan Creek Church. He was also an Army Veteran where he served his country in the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Vietnam War.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Landora Saunders Greathouse of Glenwood, W.Va.; daughter, Melody Hughes of Glenwood; sister, Alice Spurlock of Glenwood; brother, Dallas Greathouse of Lesage, W.Va.; two very special grandsons, Lonnie (Carlene) Stover II, and Robert Hunter Hughes; three great-grandchildren, Jessie, Cory, and Chelsea; three nieces; and one nephew.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., on December 5, 2013, at the Guyan Creek Church in Glenwood, W.Va. Burial will follow in the Guyan Creek Cemetery. Friends may visit the family from 6-8 p.m., on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at the Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, W.Va. An online guestbook is available at www.dealfh.com.