Thursday, August 11, 2005

Very Sad News

A thanks to Prince William activist Victoria DeLacy, who passed the sad news that conservative activist Walt Barbee passed away this morning.

Victoria Cobb, Executive Director
Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Information Alert: Walt Barbee, Family Foundation Founder, passes away

Walt Barbee, founder and president emeritus of The Family Foundation and one of the pro-family movement’s most extraordinary leaders, died this morning after a long illness.

Beginning in 1982, Walt dedicated his life to returning our Commonwealth to the principles of God and faith. He was tireless in his actions and unwavering in his faith, setting the standard for everyone who followed him. His faith in God during recent health battles was an inspiration to everyone who knew him.

Walt’s commitment to ensuring that the family was protected was unmatched, from the early days of working from the trunk of his car, traveling the Commonwealth to unite like-minded Virginians in the pro-family cause to after his “retirement” as leader of The Family Foundation. He lived by his own edict that “knowledge without action is useless.” He never quit in fighting for the values he cherished.

With his wife Margaret and a handful of other dedicated people, Walt grew The Family Foundation from a dream and vision to a powerful force in Virginia politics. He will long be remembered for his immeasurable contribution to Virginia.

We will forward information regarding funeral arrangements when the are available. If you would like to send a card to Margaret and the family, you can send them to The Family Foundation, c/o Margaret Barbee, 830 East Main Street, Ste. 1201, Richmond, Virginia, 23219. We will forward them to the family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Margaret and the entire Barbee family.

"When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory." Where, Oh death is your victory? Where, Oh death is your sting?" I Corinthians 15: 54-55

Condolences to his friends and family. Virginia conservatives have lost a true leader and champion.

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