Randall Leroy Walker, 61, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
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He was born Sept. 12, 1951, in Carrollton, to Leroy and Pauline Walker. He married Susie Winters on May 2, 1970, in Greenfield, and she survives.
Also surviving is a son, Tim (Judy) Walker of Wrights; a daughter, Tyann (Joe) Hallock of Greenfield; three grandchildren, Matthew Walker, Drew Hallock and Kara Hallock; four sisters, Frances Hodgerson, Wanda Ross, Debbie (Jerry) Joyce and Brenda (Randy) Gaffney; four brothers, Carroll, Dean (Marilyn), Bill (Eleise) and Jack (Charlene); three sisters-in-law, Cindy (Kevin) Branham, Kathy (Tom) Burtle and Jill (Raymond) Devlin; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Darrell; a sister, Barbara Wagner; two brothers-in-law, Howard Hodgerson and Richard Ross; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Walker.
Randy was a 1969 graduate of Greenfield High School, charter member of the Tiger Backers, served as head statistician for the Tiger football team for 32 years, IHSA basketball official for 37 years serving in the MidWestern Officials Association for over 30 years. He worked at Standard Oil, Greenfield Farmers Co-op, and most recently at Tri-County FS, where he valued his co-workers. He was an avid softball player and played many championship teams. He loved farming, sports, golf and hunting, but especially loved watching his children and grandchildren play sports and spending time with family and friends. He was a member of the Greenfield United Methodist Church and the Woodbine Country Club.
Randy never knew a stranger, could "light up a room," and was a great joke teller. He touched many lives and will be dearly missed by many.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, north of Greenfield. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will follow at Oak Wood Cemetery, north of Greenfield. Memorials are suggested to the Greenfield Foundation for Excellence in Education, Greenfield Tiger Backers, or the Woodbine Golf Club Scholarship fund. Shields-Bishop Funeral Home in Greenfield is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on October 30, 2012