Carroll L. Walker, 83, formerly of Rockbridge, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014, at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton.
He was born Nov. 28, 1930, in Berdan, to Leroy and Pauline Scott Walker. He married Dorothy Ann Long on Aug. 25, 1950, in Carrollton, and she preceded him in death on May 30, 2008.
Surviving are three sons, Jerry (Rhonda) Walker of Greenfield, Kenny (Ronda) Walker of Indianapolis, and Leland (Karen) Walker of Jacksonville; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Frances Hodgerson of Greenfield, Wanda Ross of Carrollton, Brenda (Randy) Gaffney of Palmyra, and Debbie (Jerry) Joyce of Greenfield; and three brothers, Dean (Marilyn) Walker, Jack (Charlene) Walker and Bill (Eleise) Walker, all of Greenfield. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one sister, Barbara Wagner; and two brothers, Darrold Walker and Randy Walker.
Mr. Walker served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion. He was a salesman for Woody's Municipal Supply for many years. In his younger years, he was an avid coon and coyote hunter. He enjoyed watching sporting events, but, most of all, he loved spending time with his family.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Shields-Bishop Funeral Home in Greenfield. Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Wood Cemetery north of Greenfield. Memorials are suggested to the White Hall Nursing & Rehab Center or the Boyd Memorial Hospital. The Shields-Bishop Funeral Home in Greenfield is in charge of arrangements.
Shields-Bishop Funeral Home - Greenfield
604 Walnut St. Greenfield, IL 62044
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on July 10, 2014