Albert W. Walker
age 79, of New Philadelphia, died Saturday, July 27, 2013, in Community Hospice House. Born Dec. 21, 1933, at New Philadelphia (Schoenbrunn), he was a son of the late Albert and Eva Reed Walker. Albert served honorably with the United States Army during the Korean War era. During his time in the service, he met Winifred "Winnie" DeLoach. The two fell in love and were married on Jan. 24, 1957 at Long County, Ga. Upon his discharge, Albert returned to Tuscarawas County and went to work for the U.S. Ceramic Tile Company at East Sparta, from which he retired in 1996 after 40 years of service. He was a member of Countryside Baptist Church in Port Washington; the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Eagles and Moose Lodges, all of Dover. Albert loved the outdoors, and enjoyed hunting deer, turkey and squirrel, as well as just walking in the woods. He was skillful with his hands and liked working with wood in his workshop often while listening to country music.
Survivors include his loving wife, Winnie; his two sons, Terry A. (Kit) Walker of Dover, and Clint W. Walker of New Philadelphia; his two grandchildren, Bryce and Ariel Walker; his mother-in-law, Mildred DeLoach Blocker of Glenville, Ga.; his four sisters and two brothers; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; as well as his many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Albert was preceded in death by his grandson, Devin Walker; and by a brother.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory at Dover on Monday, July 29, 5:307:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 30, at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Patrick Boyle officiating. Burial will be in East Avenue Cemetery, New Philadelphia, where military rites will be conducted by the Dover V.F.W. honor guard. To sign an online guestbook and share a fond memory of Albert, please visit the Obituaries and Flowers link on the Toland-Herzig website. The family suggests that contributions in Albert's name be made to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. S.W., New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.
Published in The Times Reporter on July 28, 2013