Mitchell – Ernest Howard Survance, 71, of Mitchell, died at 6:33 pm on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.
Born April 15, 1946, in Shoals, he was the son of Cleo and Bernice (Montgomery) Survance. He married Carol Hicks on May 14, 1966 and she survives. He worked at U.S. Gypsum and later retired from Carpenter Body Works. He was a member of Faith Mission Church. Howard enjoyed tractors and traveling and spending time with his family especially his grandchildren as well as mowing his lawn.
Survivors include his wife, Carol, of Mitchell; three sons, Daniel Survance and wife, Diane, of Mitchell, Jeffrey Survance of Bedford, and Matthew Howard Survance, of Mitchell; two grandsons, Cameron and Patrick Survance, both of Mitchell; three sisters, Louise Holloway and husband, Dale, of Pennsylvania, Hazel Furhman, of Shoals, and Doris Russell, of Mitchell; a brother, Roger Survance, of Kentucky; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, James Survance, sisters, Wilma Pride, Lois Brashear, and Wanda Albright.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 on Friday, March 9th at the Faith Mission Church with Pastor Mark Stetler and Pastor Leonard Sankey officiating. A committal service will be at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 9th at Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals, IN. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, March 8th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Faith Mission Church. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.