Milton Clark Walker, Sr.
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Funeral services for Milton Clark Walker, Sr., age 89, of McNutt Hill will be held Tuesday, July 22nd at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Hixson Brothers, Alexandria, with Reverend Douglas Freeman, Dewey Hill, Brother Bob Galloway, and Raymond Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in the Cleveland Cemetery at Lena. Visitation will be observed Monday, July 21st from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Milton was born January 13, 1925 at home on Cane River in Marco, Louisiana and went to his eternal rest on July 17th, 2014 in Oschner's Medical Center in New Orleans. He loved telling stories of his life. In his telling, he made you feel as if you were actually with him while the events happened. He was a genuine man who lived what he believed and loved his family above all else. He also loved the simple things in his life; his dogs, his pet chickens, his flowers and he truly enjoyed watching humming birds and squirrels - all the while admiring and loving the beauty in nature.
He served our country in the Army from October 1944 to November 1946. He was assigned to the 31st Dixie Division and has stayed in communication with the other members. During his service in WWII, he was stationed in the Philippines. The guys in his company soon found out that he could type which immediately elevated him to the position of Company Clerk. Every day, and after discharging his required duties, he would stay up and type letters back home to the loved ones of his fellow soldiers. The guys would dictate these letters as many of them back then could not read and write. His memory was phenomenal and to this very day he could tell you the name, address and the name of the wife of any of the guys he served with and sent these letters to. At the end of the war and time of his discharge, he had been promoted up to a Corporal. He was a true patriot and always felt it was an honor to serve and defend our country.
Following in the footsteps of his father, he was a member of the Masonic Fraternity for over 50 years. Milton was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend and will be missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel Clark and Ettie Hodnett Walker; his brothers, Dr. W. Gordon Walker of Baltimore, Maryland and Carl D. Walker of Lena, Louisiana; his wives, Mildred Neal Walker and Christine Keys Walker, and one daughter-in-law, Donna Lovil Walker.
Surviving Milton are his sons, Milton Clark Walker, Jr. and wife Jamie, of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Kenneth Walker and wife Eed of Carthage, Texas and Bangkok, Thailand and daughter, Sybel Walker Seal and husband Ken of Boyce, Louisiana. Also, survivors include 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 1 remaining sister-in-law, Mary Jane Walker, countless nieces and nephews and two very dear friends, Nancy Willis Smith and Chris Stanley who checked in on him on an almost daily basis.
Pallbearers will be Milton Walker, Kenneth Walker, Ken Seal, Michael Walker, Erik Walker and Zachary Scott. Leading the pallbearers at the cemetery, will be his daughter, Sybel, and daughter-in-law, Eed, who will show him the way to his final resting place. Honorary pallbearers will be: Mark Scott, Walter Scott, Scott Chehardy, Terry Hay, Daniel Knight and Chris Stanley.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Pineville, LA and to Oschner's Medical Center in New Orleans for the special care they provided.
The family requests that you consider memorials to the: Cleveland Cemetery ,c/o Denise Dubois,355 Dubois Road,Lena, LA 71447
To extend online condolences to the Walker family, please visit us at www.hixsonbrothers.com.
Published in The Town Talk on July 21, 2014