Walter D. Truss

Walter Daniel “Danny” Truss was born March 24, 1951 in Columbus, Ohio. Walter, along with his family, gave his life to Christ at an early age at the New Salem Baptist Church. Although life gave them a difficult start, their love for Christ increased each of them to become strong family providers.

Walter was so proud and loved each of his family members. While attending a truck driving program, he met his wife, Marva and he joined her at the Hosack Street Baptist Church, under pastorage of the late Dr. Percy Carter, Jr. Walter not only loved Marva, but his love extended to the entire Bibb family, particularly Ola Bibb whom he fondly called Mom.

Walter had lots of pride when he spoke to everyone about his two sons, Austin and Yon, who both
came into this world weighing one pound each. Adding more pride to his life was when Austin
married Riyeasa and his first grandson, Austin Lee was born. Walter was surrounded by love.
He loved his Hosack family and he knew they loved him in return.

More importantly, Walter loved the Lord and demonstrated it every day and everywhere he went, talking about the Lord to others. Walter was a member of the Hosack United Brethren, Media Ministry, Male Chorus, Health Ministry and the Debra Williamson Gospel Choir. At the age of 64, Walter decided to go back to school and get his high school diploma. He studied every night and attended all his classes. He was so proud when they called his name as he walked across the East High School stage to receive his diploma. Along with his family and
friends who witness this wonderful achievement early Saturday morning, the only words he
could say was “Thank You God!”

Walter worked at many positions and he enjoyed serving at Donita’s Restaurant for Mr. Donald
Carroll, who he loved. Truck driving across America was another love, but he was most proud of
his time at Maplewood Heights Apartments which is where, due to his health, he retired. He loved his time there and the staff and the residents.
Walter was a avid sports fan, and especially loved the Cleveland Browns. He also enjoyed watching a good western on the Turner Classic network. As a hobby in his spare time, Walter has written two plays, and he love to act in Nadine Lewis’ productions.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur Stewart and Eleanor Suber; brother, Wilbur Truss and sister, Sheryl Suber.

Leaving to cherish his fond and loving memories are his devoted wife, Marva; two sons, Austin
(Riyeasa) and Yon Truss; grandson, Austin Lee Truss; brothers, Robert, Ronald, Michael, and Mark (Judy) Stewart, Donald Truss, Brian (April), David, Darrell, and Billy Suber; sisters, Joyce (Harry) Winslow, Linda, Eleanor, Sharon, and Sheryl Suber; sister-in-laws, Rachel Bibb, Kimberly (James) Garrett; brother-in-laws, Marvin and William Bibb; godson, Shadin Banks; goddaughter, Alicia Bibb; and special daughter Kennedy Lewis, also a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Monday, September 9, 2019 at Hosack Street Baptist Church 1160 Watkins Road. Officiant Dr. Jonathan Morehead.

Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.

Condolence Messages

  1. Dear Marva, Austin, Yon and the entire Truss & Bibb family,

    We love you and we extend our sympathy to each of you. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love, Charles, Mariko, Nicole and Charles Jr.

  2. Deborah S. Western

    Marva and Family:
    I am so sorry for your loss. But, take comfort that Walter is in God’s care.
    Love, Aunt Deborah

  3. Carol Parker - Carter

    You are and will be truly missed. Your neighbors our friend our brother on 8th Avenue back since the 1950’s. We love you so much
    Rest In Peace Your Parker family❤️

  4. Marva,

    Praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

  5. Nadine & Tom Lewis

    Marva, Yon & Austin, you have our Love, prayers & condolence.
    Love

  6. Bill & Diane Evans

    Dear Marva and family,
    Bill and I are so very sorry to hear of Walters passing. May you have comfort in knowing he crossed over into the arms of our Heavenly Father where he will have eternal life free from illness and pain. And as your hearts are heavy with pain now may you soon be relieved of that grief and it be replaced with loving and kind memories.
    Always in our hearts
    Bill and Diane

  7. Freedom McDonald and Family

    So sorry for your loss. We love you all and so glad that our families were joined and we are blessed to really get to know Walter. He was such a wonderful person.

  8. Marva, My sister Mary and I want you to know that we thought very highly of Walter during his time here at Maplewood Heights. He helped us on numerous occasions and I enjoyed talking to him about our Savior Jesus. We will miss him and we will keep you and your family in our prayers.

  9. Marva and family,
    We are praying that God’s unfailing love will bring comfort today and in the days and years to come.

    In Sympathy,
    Jesse and Cynthia Scott

  10. I’m am so sorry for your loss Walter was a kind and thoughtful man that was always busy . He will be missed by all who knew him. He won’t have to suffer any longer for he is at rest and in the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus.

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