Stewart D. “Dan” Walkup

Stewart D. “Dan” Walkup

Stewart D. “Dan” Walkup, 79, of Parkersburg, WV died July 12, 2017 at the Camden Clark Medical Center. He was born January 19, 1938 in Gauley Bridge, WV a son of the late George Donald and Naomi Blake Walkup.

He was a graduate from Gauley Bridge High School in 1955 and received a BA degree, University of Charleston in 1994.

He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in 1990-1991 during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm with the 1st Bn, 201st Field Artillery and 8th Airborne Corp. He retired from the military as a Master Sergeant and The Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Liberation of Kuwait Medal from Saudi Arabia, the Kuwait Liberation Medal from Kuwait and the Meritorious Unit Commendation.

He also retired from banking having worked for One Valley and BB&T for many years and was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and Usher. He was a member of the Vienna Lodge 172, AF&AM, Jerusalem Chapter No. 3 RAM; Calvary Commandry No. 3 KT; Nemesis Temple Shrine, Order of Eastern Star 14, Parkersburg NCO Club and was a Life Member of the American Legion Post 15, Am Vets Post 34, VFW Post 1212 and DAV Post 6.

He is survived by his wife Beverly Huddleston Walkup; daughter, Jane Lynne (Jesse P.) Mancini of Parkersburg; son, James Craig (Kimberly D.) Walkup of Westfield Center, OH; grandchildren Shannon M. (Donald) Smith of Rio Rancho, NM, Mary E. (Travis) Dennis of Parkersburg, Sandi L. Deem of Huntington, NY, Jon C. (Katie) Walkup of Wadsworth, OH, Chase A. (Aubrey) Walkup of Kent , OH; great grandchildren Alexis C. Hefner, Braelyn G. Deem, Evan A. Smith, Jonah Walkup, Eli Walkup, Ryson Dennis; brother George D. (Sonia G.) Walkup Jr. of Letart, WV; two brothers-in-law Gordon Huddleston, George Smith and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be Saturday 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Pastor Randy Kochersperger and Reverend David Carpenter officiating and military services following the service by American Legion Post 15.

Inurnment will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg and Saturday one prior to the service at the church.

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Memorial Contributions may be made his memory to Emmanuel Baptist Church Debt Reduction Fund or New Hope Baptist Church Debt Reduction Fund.