Walter S. Harger

January 8, 1924December 14, 2020

Walter Shelburn Harger, 96, of Martinsville, Va. passed away on Monday, December 14, 2020. He was born January 8, 1924 in Patrick County.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marie Ellis Harger.

He is survived by his son Gary Steve Harger and his wife Diana; grandson Brooks Ellis Harger and his wife Christina; great-grandchildren Rileigh Mae Harger and Camden Joseph Harger; also many nieces and nephews, including special niece Sharon Corns.

Mr. Harger retired from American Furniture Company and was a member of First Baptist Church of Ridgeway. He was an avid rabbit hunter and gardener.

The family is very appreciative of the support shown to Walter by his neighbors and church family over the years.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18, 2020 at Roselawn Burial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Ridgeway, P.O. Box 715, Ridgeway, Va. 24148.


  • First Baptist Church of Ridgeway


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, December 18, 2020


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Van Duncan

December 18, 2020

Gary and Family,
Russ Kimbro sent me a text yesterday about Walter. LeAnne and I are very sorry for your loss! At 96, he had to be the oldest Rich Acres resident! I know it was from all those years of eating those excellent home grown veggies! Three special memories: Letting me in the house so I could practice banging away on Gary's drum set. Letting Gary and I camp out in the backyard on summer nights. Remembering how clean he kept his painted basement floor! May God ease your sorrow and richly bless you!
1 Peter 1: 3-4

Ava Chisom

December 18, 2020

Loved Walter so much. He was such a close friend. When Marie passed he would stand at his mailbox and we would cry together everyday. He loved her more than life itself. When my husband was sick he would check on him every day. He made sure he kept us supplied with vegetables from his garden. When he was going to say something funny he always had this cute little smile! He always looked forward to his son coming to visit. Loved his family so much. My love and condolences to his family.

Patsy Shough McDaniel

December 16, 2020

PRAYERS FOR comfort for the famiy and friends of Mr. Harger. He was a very kind, loving, sweet man whom I loved to be around. No one could tell a better story. He loved his family deeply and cared for them. He is in his heavenly home now with his sweetheart Marie.


December 16, 2020

So sorry to hear of Walter's passing. He and Marie were great neighbors and friends. Our Condolences to Gary and family. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers!

Barry and Cheryl Priddy

Melanie Ingram

December 15, 2020

I grew up a few houses down from the Harger's. They had the biggest and best garden in all of Rich Acres!!!! Wonderful neighbors to our family. My sympathies to Gary and his family.
- Melanie Brown Ingram