SMETHPORT - Allen Thomas "Butch" Walker Jr., 68, of Clermont, died Wednesday (Nov. 2, 2016) in Sena-Kean Manor in Smethport.
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He was born July 12, 1948, in Kane, a son of Allen Thomas and Dollie Mae Finn Walker. On July 31, 1971, in Smethport, he married Sandra L. Wright, who survives.
Mr. Walker was a 1967 graduate of Smethport Area Junior-Senior High School. He served in the U.S. Army 9th Infantry, Mobile Riverine Force in Vietnam in 1968-1969. He received the Army Commendation Medal with V-devices, a Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic Vietnam Campaign Medal/Device 1960, Combat Infantryman Badge and Expert (M-14 Rifle).
He was a member of the American Legion, John Berg Post #976 of Crosby, a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, and a member of the Order of the Silver Rose.
Mr. Walker was permanently injured during his service time and spent most of his time enjoying and helping family and friends. He was very active in the Clermont Sportsman's Club, and the Clermont Volunteer Fire Department for many years, having served as treasurer of both organizations. Mr. Walker was a Sergeant Township Supervisor for 16 years. He was caretaker of the Clermont Cemetery since 1976.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Mark A. (Krista) Walker of Brodheadsville, Paul T. Walker and Ryan L. (Kelly Herzog) Walker, both of Smethport, and Douglas W. (Ashley) Walker of Centre Hall; eight grandchildren, Alexis, Reilly, Raygn, Hayden, Kaleb, Cole and Ethan Walker and Shelby Weaver; one great-grandchild, Brysen Allen Miketish; three sisters, Patricia (James) Fowler of Wilcox, Darlene O'Connell of Bradford and Linda (Michael) Solida of DuBois; one brother, Lyndon Walker of Crosby; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Mount Jewett United Methodist Church with the Rev. W. Craig Smith, pastor, officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Crosby and Smethport American Legions. Burial will be in Clermont Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., Smethport.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Clermont Fire Department, the Clermont Cemetery Association, or the Hazel Hurst United Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc.
2 Bank Street
Smethport, PA 16749
Published in The Bradford Era from Nov. 3 to Nov. 9, 2016