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Honor Mission
Walter R. Johnson, Jr., Veteran
Belington, West Virginia – 11-12-20


The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for US Army Veteran Walter R. Johnson, Jr. for his final services. Walter went to be with the Lord on Sunday 8 Nov 20. Walter worked from Badger Coal Company and Squires Creek Mines as a mechanic and electrician. He was a member of the UMWA Local #1512 District #31. Walter served in the US Army from 1954-56. He enjoyed watching westerns, he collected John Wayne memorabilia, and antique model cars.

Staging Time: 9:30am

Wright Funeral Home
220 N Walnut St.
Philippi, WV 26416

Ride Captain:

Boonie Jarvis

Special Instructions:

Ride Briefing at 9:45 AM
Flag Line in place no later than 10:00 AM
Visitation, from 10am- 2 pm.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm.
At the conclusion of services, flag line will be set for JT’s dignified transfer to the hearse for his final journey.
Interment will follow in the Belington Fraternal Cemetery with military honors being accorded.
Early weather forecast is for temperatures in the upper 50’s with a 20% chance of rain.
Please remember the restrictions in place for Covid-19.
Please join with us as we say “Thank You” and “God Speed” to another of our native sons who willingly gave of his time and effort to defend your freedom and liberties.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.


Submitted By: Delores Minear
Position: West Virginia HOTH Coordinator

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November 12, 2020
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  1. My sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of this Hero. May He Rest in Peace.

    JJ Bishop, PGR
    SGT (Ret.), Henrico County Police, Virginia
    MCPO (Ret.), USCGR
    Hudson, FL

  2. I am sorry for your loss.. May we as a nation never forget those that had served to protect this great country.. May God wrap his loving arms around your loved one and welcome him home… May he Rest In Peace ….

    Jeanne Shaffer
    Ride Captain – West Virginia Patriot Guard

  3. My sincere condolences to the family of this departed hero. This nation is grateful to him for answering its call and defending our freedom. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” Rest in peace with God and in your loved ones memories.

    Jim Shaffer
    2/39th Artillery
    3rd Inf Div
    WV PGR

  4. May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
    May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

    May your memories of Walter R. Johnson, Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

    Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
    I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
    My thoughts
    and prayers to the family of ….

    US Army Veteran, Walter R. Johnson, Jr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

    † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  5. My wife and I would like to offer our Most Sincere Condolences to the family
    and friends of Walter R. Johnson, Jr., U. S. Army Veteran. Thank you, Walter,
    for your dedicated commitment and service to our great country and for keeping
    our freedom and way of life. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family during
    this grieving period. I salute you SOLDIER and may you rest in peace now knowing
    you are in a better place. Stand down your tour is done.

    Doug and Jane Geary
    Ride Captain
    PGR Morgantown, WV

  6. Randy and I send our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of this HERO during this difficult time.  May you find a measure of comfort in the many happy memories shared with your loved one, for memory is one thing that even death cannot destroy.  May God hold you close and comfort you as only He can do.

    To you, our dear American Hero, we send our deepest gratitude for your service and sacrifice for our freedom.  We know that FREEDOM is NEVER FREE but is preserved and protected by men and women like you who willingly answer our nation’s call to serve.  May you now rest in peace, your service here is complete.

    Mrs. Pat Dawson
    State Captain
    WV Patriot Guard

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