Walter Guilford Apperson

January 22, 1938June 11, 2012

Walter Guilford Apperson, 73, of Lynchburg, passed away Monday, June 11, 2012. Walter was the devoted husband of Shirley Parker Apperson for almost fifty-four years. Walter was born January 22, 1938 in Madison Heights to the late Walter Snead and Ella White Apperson Whorley. He was a retired bus driver and dispatch supervisor at the Greater Lynchburg Transit Authority, where he worked for more than thirty years. After retirement, Walter worked at Whitten Funeral Home. He was a U.S. Marine Corp. Reservist and attended Fort Hill United Methodist Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Steven W. Apperson and wife, Cindy of Pensacola, FL; grandson, David Scott Apperson and fiancée, Beth Anderson of Seattle, Washington; sister-in-law, Elsie Franklin of Evington; step-mother, Ann Apperson of Fredericksburg; two brothers, Lynn Apperson of Madison Heights and David Thomas Apperson of Fredericksburg; two sisters, Andrea Payne of Madison Heights and Sandra Humphrey of Fredericksburg; three cousins and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Whitten Park Avenue Chapel with the Rev. Phillip Waltz, the Rev. Janet Hawkins, and friend and Pastor Ernest Scott officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Fort Hill United Methodist Church, Centra Hospice, or the Lynchburg Humane Society. Whitten Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Park Avenue Chapel is serving the family.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, June 14, 2012

Walter Guilford Apperson

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LeRoy Barksdale

June 23, 2012

I am sadden of hearing of your loss Walter was an outstanding Marine and he carried those traites to GLTC where I had the pleasure of working under his training. He will be greatly missed by all of us that had contact with this awesome leader.


June 16, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Tracy Glass

June 15, 2012

So sorry to hear of Walters passing....He was a wonderful trainer when I learned to drive for GLTC. Prayers to the family!


June 14, 2012

My prayers go out to the family..Mr.Walter was a very nice man whom i had the pleasure of working with@Gltc

Peggy Coleman

June 14, 2012

So sorry to hear of Walter's passing he was always smiling and happy. Butch and I had some good times with him and you and I also remember him from School

Bob and Kathryn McCanna

June 14, 2012

Shirley, we are so sad to hear about Walter's passing. You are in our prayers. We had a lot of good times at Fairview, and in the Boy Scouts. We will miss him so much. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. We love you...

Michael Carroll

June 14, 2012

Our sincere sympathies to Shirley and family from all of us at GLTC. Walter was a kind and dedicated public servant, and leaves us with many fond memories.

marietta parker

June 13, 2012

so sorry to hear about walter, i do not know if you remember me. i was married to david parker, garnett son. my name was tiny. i use to bring lydia over for haircuts. i pray the lord will be with you in this diffcult time.

Steve Watts

June 13, 2012

So sorry to hear of Walter's passing. It was always a pleasure to sit and chat with him at Whittens when I would stop by to chat with friends on visits to the area.

Kyle Baldwin

June 13, 2012

Sorry to hear about Walter. Walter and I used to play together when we were young. Us boys used to have a good time together.That was in Madison Heights on Main Street.He was just a few months older than me. I see him on occasion, but its been awhile. I will be praying for you. I know he will be missed.