EPPING - Byron E. Walker, 89, of Epping, formerly a longtime resident of Fremont, died Nov. 7, 2012, at the Rockingham County Nursing Home in Brentwood.
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He was born Nov. 13, 1922, in Plaistow, the son of the late Allen and Stella (Ross) Walker.
Mr. Walker lived in Fremont for 79 years before moving to Epping in 2001. He was a graduate of Sanborn Regional High School, where he played football and was a member of the glee club. He was a meat cutter by trade and worked for Hannaford Brothers in the Seacoast for 20 years, retiring in 1985. He also ran two businesses in Fremont, Walker Turkey Farm and Walker Stables.
Mr. Walker was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Marines .
He was active in the Brentwood Baptist Church, played in his own music group, and up until recently was scheduling shows in nursing homes, where he played swing music for the patients. He enjoyed the peace and serenity of the woods and loved being surrounded by his family, playing a good game of cards, snowmobiling or puttering in his shop.
Family members include his wife of 65 years, Betty (Yeany) Walker; his children, Joyce Enos, Carol Sweatt, Martha Shaw, Viriginia Ford, Beth Walker; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; his sisters, Ernesta Lessard and Phylis Dickinson; his brother, Glen Walker.
Mr. Walker was predeceased by his son, Bruce Walker.
services: Services will be held at the Brentwood Baptist Church, North Road, Brentwood, Monday at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. If desired, donations may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, P.O. Box 183, Londonderry 03053. Burial will be in the Village Cemetery, Fremont. For more information, visit Stockbridgefh.com.
Published in Union Leader on Nov. 11, 2012