Larry Walker
1948 - 2017
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Larry made his transition to be with the lord on Monday, February 27, 2017. He was born on November 16, 1948 in Winfield, Alabama to James and Eva (West) Walker. He married the love of his life Gloria Lowe-Walker on September 10, 1976. Larry graduated from Tolleston High School in Gary, IN in 1966. He honorably served in the United States Air Force in Vietnam. Larry worked at Arcelor Mittal for 40 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings Jean Edwards and Cullen Walker. He is survived by loving wife of 40 years Gloria; his loving children: Tamara & Jeneice of Houston, TX; Larry ""Little Ben"" (Shawnta) and Melanie of Merrillville, IN; and extended daughter Steffanie (Robert), of Houston, TX; grandchildren: Joshua , Christopher, Javian, China, Larry ""Baby Ben"", Brendon, Mia, Chase, Jordin, Deven, Beionca, Logan, Lucas; Sisters: Mary (Milton) Smith, Annette Addison, Karen Boyer, Alice Walker; brother-in-law, Ronald Edwards; nieces, nephews, cousins, & a host of other family and friends. Visitation Friday, March 10th from 12-8p.m. Family hours 6-8p.m. at Guy & Allen Chapel. Funeral Saturday, March 11th at 11:00 at Beyond 4 Walls Christian Center, 875 S. Lake St. Gary, IN. Interment Monday, March 13, 2017 at 1:30pm at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery 20953 W. Hoff Rd. in Elwood, IL. Cards and letters may be sent to 6839 E. 4th Ave., Gary, IN 46403.

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Published in Post-Tribune from Mar. 5 to Mar. 8, 2017.
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March 15, 2017
So sorry to hear Larry passed away Condolences to the family. Rest in peace Larry
Kathleen Payne
March 10, 2017
Gloria, little Ben, Melanie and family we the Luyando and Mejia family sending you all our deepest condolences, may God give you all comfort and strength, May you find peace knowing Ben is in Gods arms and that one day you all will meet with him again. He will be heartfully missed but remember he will always be in your hearts. Hold on to the memories and your faith in God for he is the one that will give you the comfort and strength in days to come. May Ben rest in peace.
Jackie Maiano Luyando and Mejia
March 8, 2017
Sorry to hear about Ben. There's joy in the name of Jesus he will let you call him whenever you need him.Ben is resting in his arm.
Love to you and your family
Sheila Bonds
March 8, 2017
Gloria I am so sorry to hear aboutBen! You have my deepest heartfelt condolences.Hold onto God's unchanging hand.
Sheila Bonds and family
Sheila Bonds
March 8, 2017
Gloria, Our deepest condolences to you and the family. Death can bring so much pain that time can only heal. Sylvester and I realize that no words can ease what you are feeling but we know that you will cherish his precious memories of forty plus years which will one day a lift up a smile!
Sylvester & Catherine Givens
March 7, 2017
To my Soror, Gloria, and family: Keep your hands in God's hands. Let the precious memories bring you peace and comfort 'til you meet again. Praying for you all, Soror Regina Duncan
March 7, 2017
To the family of "Bennie" Walker:

I was saddened and extremely shocked to hear that Bennie had suddenly passed away. I will always remember his smile and his funny sense of humor. I pray that your family will find healing and comfort through the word of God

RIP Bennie,
Stephanie Piggee & children
Stephanie Piggee
March 6, 2017
Karen and family I extend my sympathy and prayers in your time of bereavement.
Frances Bridges-Resto
March 6, 2017
This is a horrible time in my life and I can't believe he is home. He was my father,friend,supporter, and motivator. I will miss our weekly calls and me calling on Super Bowl and you asking my numbers. Will love you always and forever.

Your daughter
Tamara Walker
March 6, 2017
To The Family, In your time of sorrow may you find comfort in precious memories.
May God be with you.
Linda Bowden Ramsey
March 6, 2017
My prayers are with you Aunt Gloria... rest easy Uncle Ben.
Brittni Owen
March 6, 2017
So sorry for your loss, we will pray for comfort for you and your family.
Tracie Spears
March 6, 2017
Sorry for your loss.
March 6, 2017
Gloria and Family, you have my deepest sympathy. God will sustain you during this time of bereavement. Lean and depend on His promises because they are true. May God continue to bless, guide and keep you in His perfect peace. I am here for you Gloria.
Sherlene Shaifer
March 6, 2017
To the Walker Family...

Bennie and I grew up together in Delaney Projects. I shall always cherish those memories. Bennie(as we affectionately knew him) will be truly missed. He is in a better place with our Lord Jesus. May God bless you all forevermore.
Clarence Bowens
March 6, 2017
May the powerful words recorded in the Bible at Matthew 5:4 encourage and strengthen your saddened heart.
March 6, 2017
My condolence to the family. I work with his grandson. Penny Phillips.
Penny Phillips
March 6, 2017
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Yvonne Smith
March 6, 2017
Yvone Smith
March 6, 2017
So sorry to hear of the passing of Larry, Prayers going out to his wife and family God Bless you all.
Claudette Foster
March 6, 2017
To Gloria and Family,

Sorry to hear about the lost of your love one. May God comfort you during this time of bereavement.
Minietta Nelson
March 6, 2017
Praying for you all...that God be everything you need in your time of need. This won't be easy but by the grace of God you'll make it through with laughs, memories, pictures, prayers, and tears. There will be good days, bad days, and some days will be worse than others, but understand this... Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Mr. Walker was an awesome man and I am thankful to have known him and blessed to have had him be a part of my life .. you all and praying for your strength
Sincerely your other other daughter/sister,
Rose Simmons
March 5, 2017
to gloria and mary my deepest condolences to you and your family
gwendolyn turner west
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