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Walter Rawson Sr.

Walter L. Rawson, Sr. of Weirton, WV passed away on May 21, 2020.

He was born in Toronto, OH on October 2, 1943. He is preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Opal Rawson of Knoxville, OH; three brothers; Raymond Rawson of Phoenix, AZ, Philip Rawson of Knoxville, OH and Norman Rawson of Knoxville, OH; his wife Wilda Rawson of Weirton, WV and a daughter Rebecca (Rawson) Reed of Weirton, WV.

He is survived by his two sons, Lee (Katie) Rawson of Wellsburg, WV and Kenneth (Melanie) Rawson of Girard, OH; five Grandchildren, Zak, Emily, Daniel, Rebecca and Nathan Rawson; daughter in law Tiffany Rawson of Weirton, WV; son in law Terry Reed of Spencer, WV and many Nieces and Nephews and other family.

Walter married Wilda after High School and then joined the Air Force where they spent four years stationed at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina before returning to West Virginia.

Walter was then employed at Koppers Chemical from which he retired. Walter loved airplanes, baseball, western movies, spending time with family and playing with his grandkids.

Walter loved to make people smile and will be missed by many.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at the Turley Funeral Home.

Services will be there Monday, May 25, 2020 at 10:00 am with Pastor Brian Richardson officiating. Interment will follow in the Greathouse Cemetery in Wileyville, WV.