WHITE HALL - Harold Marion Walker, 83, of White Hall died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 30, 1930, in Rockbridge, the son of Leonard and Bernice Ethell Walker. He married Esther Corrine Dean on April 22, 1956, at White Hall Christian Church, and she preceded him in death on Dece. 1, 2013. He later married Lois Gillingham on Sept. 3, 2005, and she survives.
He also is survived by a daughter, Rhonda Krueger (companion, George Stice Jr.) of White Hall; a son, Greg Walker of White Hall; stepchildren, Michael (Joan) Gillingham of Columbia, Mo., Diane (Steve) Roberts of White Hall and Carol (Larry) Meyer of White Hall; two grandchildren, Brandon Krueger of Roodhouse and Brittany Krueger of Jacksonville; great-grandchildren, Jocelyn, Brinley and Braelyn Krueger; seven stepgrandchildren and 10 great-stepgrandchildren. There are two brothers, Kenton Walker of South Carolina and Maurice Gene Walker of Manito; five half brothers, Claude, Lyle and Jerry Walker, all of Jacksonville, Mike Walker of Merritt and Roger Walker of Arcadia; six half sisters, Mary Meyers of Jacksonville, Martha DeGroot of Ashland, Linda Orris of Woodson, Marilyn Spindel of Divernon, Marsha Hankins of Barry and Lois Walker of Jacksonville. He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Margaret Walker; a brother, Kenyon Walker; and a half brother, Leonard "Jud" Walker.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked for the Illinois State Police District 18 from 1957 until his retirement in 1989 as master sergeant. He had served as a trustee for White Hall Township, was a member of White Hall VFW Post 7684, and was a member of White Hall First Christian Church. He enjoyed showing cattle with his grandchildren, Brittany and Brandon, and will be missed by his three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the White Hall First Christian Church with burial in White Hall Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall. Memorials are suggested to the White Hall First Christian Church or the Greene County Fair. Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.
Airsman-Hires Funeral Home - White Hall
234 N. Main St.
White Hall, IL 62092
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Nov. 25, 2013