Walter Ray Douthat, 84, of Sam Robinson Apartments, Pembroke, departed this life Monday morning, July 16, 2012 at Lewis-Gale Montgomery Medical Center in Blacksburg. Born in Ripplemead on April 2, 1928, he was a son of the late Harry Hamilton and Della Fisher Douthat. He was a tile setter by trade. Preceding him in death was his wife Reba Blair Martin Douthat, his brothers George and Jim Douthat; his sisters Azell Mae, Lema Lambert, Betty Banta, Alva Martin, “Bill” Philpott, Bertie Douthat, and Ethel Douthat.
He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter and son-in-law Reba Darlene and Merlin Linkous of Christiansburg; his sons and daughters-in-law Donald Ray and Dreama Jean Douthat of Pearisburg, Tommy Eugene and Martha Douthat of Pearisburg, Frederick Allen and Susan Douthat of California; his eight grandchildren and his eighteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with the Rev. Delores Caldwell and the Rev. Bufford Linkous officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 pm. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.