Walter K. Laidlow

September 21, 1950July 21, 2018

Walter Kenneth “Kenny” Laidlow, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, departed this life after an extended illness on July 21, 2018. Born on September 21, 1950 in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Walter and Joye Laidlow. He was a 1968 graduate of Martinsburg High School and attended Shepherd College. He joined the Air National Guard in 1969 and was honorably discharged after eight years of service with the rank of Technical Sergeant. Kenny retired from Dupont after 38 years. He attended Bethel Assembly of God for 40 years and was active in Sunday School and Royal Rangers. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Melissa (Tucker) Laidlow; children: Brian Laidlow and wife, Cyndi (Fullam), Jennifer (Laidlow) Montrose and husband, Jim, and Robert Adam Laidlow and wife Stephanie (Benisch); grandchildren: Kathleen Laidlow, Scott Laidlow, Maxwell Montrose, and Lucy Montrose; brother, Lynn Laidlow; sister, Janice (Laidlow) Stephens. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his twin sister, Kathy Pierce. Friends will be received at Rosedale Funeral Home on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 5-7 pm. Funeral services will be on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Rosedale Cemetery. Kenny believed in and was a lifelong supporter of spreading the Gospel around the world. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Missions at Bethel Assembly of God in Martinsburg.


  • Visitation Friday, July 27, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • Interment Saturday, July 28, 2018

Walter K. Laidlow

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Dana Darrell

August 7, 2018

Melissa, I just heard today about Kenny. Words cannot express, but only to say, "We can only imagine" what Kenny is experiencing now with Jesus and the Father and with that thought it must bring peace. Love and prayers.

BOB Siford

July 25, 2018

To the family:
Had the pleasure and opportunity knowing and working with Kenny at DuPont. Enjoyed working with him. Aski ng that you keep the memories of Kenny planted deeply within your heart and he will always be near. Kenny your work here on earth is done. So go rest in your heavenly home now. You have earned that honor my good friend. Until that day we shall meet again. R.I.P.

Diane DeHaven Brown

July 24, 2018

Kenny was always upbeat, kind and a good friend to all in H.S. We were so sad he wasn’t at our 50th Reunion this past weekend.

Christine Tucker

July 23, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm so glad I was able to visit a few months ago; I wish I could be with you now. You all are in my thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort.

Carol Chancey

July 23, 2018

Condolences to Melissa and children , may God bring you peace and love!