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July 21, 1926 - June 18, 2017

Burial Date: June 22, 2017

On Thursday, June 22nd at 12 noon we will honor the life of Russell Lee Walker with a “Service of Remembrance” at the Melton Mortuary Chapel.   Russell will then be laid to rest beside his beloved Phyllis at the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.   The family will be receiving friends at 11:00 am.

Russell Lee Walker

On Sunday evening, June 18th, 2017, our most cherished, Russell Walker passed away in his 90th year.

The youngest of five children, Russell Lee Walker was born on July 21st, 1926, at Ansted.  He was the son of Rev. Charles Emerson and Ida Walker.   Rev. Walker was a long time minster at the old Memorial Baptist Church here in Beckley, when it was the little white church on South Kanawha Street.   Russell’s siblings, Carl, Hobert, Della and Myrtle have preceded him in death as well.

Russell was blessed with a long life, very active until recent months.   A veteran of the US Navy, Russell was a longtime resident of Florida, he worked for Pratt-Whitney Aircraft, retiring as a quality control inspector.  He was married to Phyllis Fletcher.   They were parents of one son, Sammy.   Sadly, Phyllis passed in 1988, and Russell decided to return to West Virginia to be near his son and family.  He settled in Lester, where he built himself an A-frame, eventually moving to Prosperity in later years. 

Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Sammy and his wife, Carolyn and their son, Christopher Lee.   Russell was known by “Pops” not only by his grandson, but affectionately by everyone.    He also leaves his faithful canine companion, Chase along with extended family and friends.

On Thursday, June 22nd at 12 noon we will honor the life of Russell Lee Walker with a “Service of Remembrance” at the Melton Mortuary Chapel.   Russell will then be laid to rest beside his beloved Phyllis at the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.   The family will be receiving friends at 11:00 am.

We are going to miss Pops, but we know he was blessed with a long life and he is reunited and Phyllis and all his loved ones gone on before him.   May he rest in peace.

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