The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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October 30, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, October 30, 2013



Jethro Darl Walker

Jethro Darl Walker, 80, of Odd, passed away at his home on Tuesday, October 29, 2013.

Born on June 14, 1933 at Egeria, he was the son of the late Troy Fetzer Walker and Lucinda Lillian Wood Walker.

Mr. Walker was a retired employee of the N &W Railroad as a maintenance of way employee. He was of the Baptist faith and was a member and  President of the Board of Directors of the Ghent Area Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the fire department from 1973 to 2009. 

Mr. Walker was preceded in death by a brother, Sherman Emory Walker and by a sister Christina Walker.

Survivors include his wife Lenna Bell Payne Walker; his children, Sheila Walker Davis and her husband Willie of Christiansburg, Va., Greg Walker and Jo Ann of North Carolina,  Marsha Lynn Walker of Virginia Beach, Va. and Jeffrey Walker and his wife Melissa of Beckley. Grandchildren, Dawn Renae Davis, Ginny Smith, Tiffany Wood, Jessie Matta,  Josh Leake, Ryan, Taylor Madyson Walker and Megan Brooke Walkerl two great grandchildren, Amyha Smith and Joshua Matta; a brother Tom Walker and his wife Sandra of  West View, W.Va. 

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 1 p.m. with  Rev. Randy Farley officiating.  Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity. Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

Friends and members of the Ghent Volunteer Fire Department will serve as pallbearers. Members of the Board of Directors of the Ghent Volunteer Fire Department will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Hospice of Southern WV, P.O. Box 1472 Beckley, WV in memory of Mr. Jethro Walker.

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

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