William Franklin "Bill" Walkup of Rupert, WV went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 3, 2017 with his family by his side.
Bill was preceded in death by his mother Phyllis Louise Walkup, and his father Delford Franklin Walkup.
Bill was a member of the Beaver Creek Baptist Church of Keiffer. He was a 1978 graduate of Greenbrier West High School.
Bill was employed by the Kellwood Company in Lewisburg, WV and Thomasville Home Furnishings in Thomasville, GA.
Bill was most known for his kindness and compassion to others, and most of all, his love for animals.
Bill is survived by three brothers; Robert and wife Kimberly Walkup of Rainelle, WV; Richard and wife Martha Walkup of Concord, NC; Joshua and wife Jenny Walkup of Pinch, WV. Three nieces; Stephanie, Becky, and Anna Walkup. One nephew, Jake Walkup. Two great-nephews; Tyler, and Connor. Two great-nieces; Chelsea and Adah. Bill also leaves behind many extended family members and friends.
Memorial services will be held at 2pm on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Rainelle, WV.
There will be no graveside service.
Friends may call one hour prior to service.
In keeping with Bill's concern for children battling cancer, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Bill's memory.
Online condolences www.wallaceandwallacefh.com
Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle are in charge of arrangements.
Published on September 6, 2017