Walter Ronald Straw, 76, died on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at his home.

Born on May 7, 1941, in Cherry Corners, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late Gerald and Pearl Knepp Straw. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church and retired from Warren General Hospital after 34 years of service.

Survivors include a brother, Roy T. Straw (Emma) of East Jordan, Michigan; five sisters, Rose A. Kothera (Gary) of Sumter, M. Louise Atwood (Morrell) of Lake City, Florida, M. Joan Sly of Eustis, Florida, Patti A. Beam (Russell) of Sumter and B. Terri Pitt (Damon) of Sumter; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery with the Rev. Aaron Reed officiating.

Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.