Walter Barbour Jr.

Walter Leigh Barbour Jr., 68 of Parkersburg, went to be with the Lord January 18, 2018, when the Lord put his hands around him and whispered come with me.

He was born in Charleston, WV February 25, 1949 a son of the late Walter Leigh Barbour and Arlene Faye (Stover) Barbour.

Walter worked at Shell Chemical Co. in maintenance and was a member of Grace Baptist Church. He was a member of the NRA, The Wild Turkey Federation, and The Fort Boreman Gun Club and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, music including the autoharp, and church.

He is survived by his wife Dianna Kay (Fouse) Barbour of Parkersburg, daughter, Chrystan Diane Laque (Andrew) of Parkersburg, son, Walter Leigh Barbour III of Roundlake Beach, four grandchildren, Hannah, Dylan, Kathryn, Emma, and Erika.

Service will be Tuesday 1:00 PM at the Leavitt Funeral Home Parkersburg with The Reverend Dr. Todd Hill officiating. Visitation will be Monday 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas PL, Memphis, TN 38105 or Lung Transplant Research at Medical & Health Sciences Foundation University of Pittsburgh UPMC Forbes Tower STE 8084200 Lothrop ST Pittsburgh PA 15213-9974. Online condolences may be sent to the family at