SESSER - Terry Duwayne Walker, 54, of Sesser, passed away at 1:18 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2013, in Marshall Browning Hospital in Du Quoin.
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Terry had worked as a fork lift driver at General Tire Company.
He was of the Baptist faith.
Terry enjoyed fishing.
He was born Sept. 30, 1958, in St. Louis, the son of James and Doris J. (Cigenmeir) Walker.
He married Jackie J. Gancheff in December 2009 in Benton, and she survives.
He is survived by his wife of Sesser; three children, Amber Richardson of Naper, Mo., and Jason Johnson and Stephen Walker, both of Sesser; his mother and stepfather, Jean and Chester Neff of Du Quoin; four brothers, Rick Walker of Golden, Tim Walker of Du Quoin, David Walker of Troy, Mo., and Butch Neff of Du Quoin; two sisters, Brenda Walker of Moscow Mills, Mo., and Kelly Garcia of Du Quoin; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Steven Walker.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 12, in Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin, with the Rev. Ryan Harris officiating. Burial will be in the Sunset Memorial Park at Du Quoin. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the family and will be accepted at the funeral home.
For additional information or to sign the memorial guest register, visit www.searbyfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Southern Illinoisan from July 9 to July 10, 2013