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Mr. Gene F. Walker


1928 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Mr.  Gene F. Walker Obituary
Gene F. Walker, 87, of Jonesville, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Bethany House Hospice Home in Jackson. He was born September 21, 1928 in Kalamazoo to Tobe and Leila (Rosenbaum) Walker. Gene married Elaine M."Skip" England on August 7, 1949 and she survives.

Gene graduated from Litchfield High School in 1947 and he was employed at Allied Products as a tool and die maker for over 40 years. He served his country in the United States Army National Guard from 1946-1949. Gene was a member of the Jonesville First Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his wife, Skip, Gene is survived by four daughters, Suzanne (Alvin) Rutledge of Pioneer, Ohio, Lori (Bruce Woodard) Bottoms of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Karen (John) Challender of Roscommon, Michigan and Sara (Frank) Greene of Kokomo, Indiana; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter and one great-great-grandchild on the way; two sisters, Beverly Shaw of North Adams and Judy (Richard) Blurton of Hillsdale and one brother, Toby (Eleanor) Walker of Kalamazoo.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents and son in law, Larry Bottoms.

Funeral services for Gene Walker will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Eagle Funeral Home in Jonesville with Pastor Lynn McQuown officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset View Cemetery in Jonesville. The family will receive friends for visitation from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Habitat for Humanity. Please visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com to leave online condolences.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Sept. 23, 2016
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