Walter Damian Walt Neighbor II, 32, Newcomerstown, formerly of Delaware, Ohio, passed away suddenly Friday afternoon, Oct. 28, 2011, in the emergency room of the Southeastern Med, Cambridge, after suffering an apparent heart attack at his Newcomerstow residence.
Walter was born July 15, 1979, in Coshocton, the son of Toni Durben Fish, Newcomerstown, and W. Damian Neighbor, Delaware, Ohio.
He attended the Newcomerstown schools for several years and then graduated from Buckeye Valley Joint Vocational School North, Delaware County, class of 1998.
Walt was a self-employed roofer and carpenter for several years, and also held several jobs as a laborer.
He was a Catholic by faith.
Walt enjoyed canoeing, fishing, and listening to his two favorite musical groups, The Grateful Dead, and Bob Marley and the Wailers.
He also was a skilled tattoo artist.
Walt was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandmother, Laura Durben, who helped raise him; and an aunt, Lori Neighbor of Coshocton.
In addition to his parents, Walt is survived by his son, W. James Neighbor, Delaware; a daughter, Olivia Violet Neighbor of Newcomerstown; fianc, Christina M. Humphreys of Newcomerstown; sisters, Heather Renee Fish of Newcomerstown and Samantha K. Neighbor of Richmond, Va.; stepfather, Kenneth K. Fish of Newcomerstown; stepmother, Deb Neighbor of Delaware; stepsister, Destiny Garrison of Lewis Center, Ohio; maternal grandmother, Gloria Mc Donald of Coshocton; maternal grandfather, Larry (Betty) Durben of Brewster; paternal grandmother, Linda Neighbor of Warsaw; paternal grandfather, W. Jerry (Marlena) Neighbor of Delaware; six aunts; two uncles; and numerous cousins.
Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at the Ourant Funeral Home, Newcomerstown, with the Rev. Ric Bonice officiating.
Burial was in the Fairfield Cemetery, West Lafayette.
The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter D. Neighbor II Memorial Fund, pay to the order of Toni Fish, care of the Huntington National Bank, 100 W. Main St., Newcomerstown, OH 43832.