Charles Henry Walker
Newburgh - Charles Henry Walker, 91, of Newburgh, IN passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Deaconess Gateway in Newburgh.
He was born on March 16, 1929 in Manitou, KY to the late Myrtle Clark Walker and Vasil Walker. Charles retired from Peabody Coal Company where he ran the 5900 Stripping Shovel. He was a sixty-four year member of the United Mine Workers of America Local 9926 and attended First Baptist Church in Henderson, KY. He was a Mason for sixty-seven years earning his sixty-five year Masonic lapel pin. Charles enjoyed yard work and loved being on the go and meeting new people along the way.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of seventy-years, Betty Jane Walker; brothers, Lonia Ray Walker and James Walker.
Survivors include his daughter, Carolyn Holtz of Newburgh; son, Wayne (Mitzi) Walker of Boonville, IN; sister, Helen Walker of Madisonville; four grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephew.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2020 in the chapel of Harris Funeral Home in Madisonville, KY with Reverend Alan Chamness officiating. Burial to follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Mortons Gap, KY.
The visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour Thursday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.harrisfuneralinc.com