Rev. Walter A. Means, 78, and his wife, Charlotte, 76, went home to meet the Lord, February 2, 2014, after a tragic car collision. The accident occurred at the intersection of Rt. 119 and Willow Drive after they had left services at the Trinity Independent Baptist Church Sunday night.
Walter pastored more than 46 years at many area churches and now served as a church member at Trinity Baptist. He was also a master mechanic working on automobiles at area dealerships; also mining equipment and even airplanes at Mallory Airport. He was a USMC veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bruce and Kathleen Means, his first wife of 52 years, Sarah Jane “Nanny” Means and his son, Ronald Allen Means.
He is survived by his sons: Jimmy (Debbie); David (Kim); Stanley (Linda); Clinton (Elizabeth); Keith (Michelle Hall), Herbert (Angie Coffman); grandchildren, Mandy (Dean Ross); Dora (Chris)Perry; Shavion, Amber (Patrick Holley); Clinton T., Sierra, Autumn, Jocelyn ,John, Ben & Casey Bailey; Addison, Justin, Kayla ( Scott) Keller, Lolita; Great-grandchildren: Dylan, Devon, Emily, Arianna, Victoria, Ethan, Natalie; Alani, Landon, Bella, Betty, Aden, Morgan, Serenity, and Andrew; Brothers: Bruce Dallas and Jerry Wayne Means and life long friend whom Walter loved like a brother Billy Jo Pauley; Sisters: Erma Dunlap, Pat Hopkins, Violet Eads, Linda Anselment, Carolyn Johnson, Becky Bowen, Darlene Gillerlain, and also surviving him is a host of nieces and nephews.
Service will be 1:00pm Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Curry Funeral Home Chapel, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Pastors Gene Pauley and Frank Chapman. Burial will be at the B.J. Means Memorial Cemetery, South Charleston, with military graveside rites by Post 6418, St. Albans, VFW. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 5:00 to 9:00pm.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Trinity Independent Baptist Church, PO Box 9553, South Charleston, WV 25309.