Walter Olin Whetzel, Sr., age 80 of 2890 North Mill Creek Road, Petersburg, WV passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at his home.
Walter was born on July 9, 1940 in Harrisonburg, VA and was a son of the late Clarence Monroe Whetzel and Sadie Florence (Alexander) Whetzel.
In addition to his parents, Walter is preceded in death by six brothers. Emmett, Roy, Raymond, Donald, Forest and Luther Whetzel; three sisters, Dorsey Culles, Cathern Kuhn and Goldie Wratchford; one granddaughter, Shannon Whetzel.
Walter is survived by his wife of nearly 62 years, Doris Jean (Kimble) Whetzel; four sons, Walter Whetzel, Jr. of Augusta, WV, Richard (Linda) Whetzel of Petersburg, WV, Eric (Kelsey) Whetzel of Old Fields, WV and Joseph Whetzel of Petersburg, WV; one daughter, Julie (Dave) Alexander of Moorefield, WV; three grandchildren, Eric Whetzel, Jeremy Whetzel and Marissa Whetzel; one great grandson, Daniel Youngblood; two sisters, Betty Roland of Chillicothe,Ohio and Jane Chapman in Elkins, WV and numerous nieces and nephews.
Walter worked for Bob Eppes on his farm for several years and later he was employed by Kessel Lumber Company. He retired from Allegheny Wood. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -Day Saints in Petersburg.
There will be a Celebration of Life scheduled later.
Those who wish to remember Walter in a special way, may make contributions to The Hospice Promise Foundation, c/o Grant Memorial Hospice, 100 Hospital Drive, Suite 2, Petersburg, WV 26847.