Walter D. Kerby, 74 - Elizabeth

Walter D. Kerby, 74, of Elizabeth, West Virginia, passed away August 28th, 2009.

He was born July 20, 1935 in Calhoun County to the late Loney and Effie (Cunningham) Kerby.

Walter was a 1954 graduate of Calhoun High School, he attended Glenville State College where he received a certificate in teaching. He taught at Little Creek, and Pine Alley Schools in Calhoun County. He retired from American General Life Insurance Company after 25 years.

He attended Big Island Run Church, and enjoyed playing bluegrass and gospel music. He also performed with the Calhoun Cousins music group.

Walter is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty McCoy Kerby, and daughter, Kathy (Johnnie) Boston of Ellenboro, WV; son, Gregory Alan (Johanna) Kerby of Elizabeth; 6 grandchildren, Charlie and Cody French, and Levi, Hannah, Mary and Logan Kerby, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Kerby; a sister, Gladiola (Dot) Davis and infant brother and sister.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, August 31 at Matheny-Whited Funeral Home in Elizabeth, with Rev. Charles Leisure, and Rev. Delmas Stutler, officiating.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday and until time of services Monday.

Interment will be at Bryner Cemetery in Calhoun County on Joker-Hur Road.