James Edward Walker Sr. (1934 - 2015)

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James Edward Walker Sr., 80, South Church Street, DuBois, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Christ the King Manor.
Born June 13, 1934, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Robert and Helen Wisecarver Walker. On April 13, 1957, he married Donna J. Jackson Walker. She preceded him in death March 19, 2009.
He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean War.
He retired as the branch manager of the Highway Equipment, starting in Pittsburgh, then moving to DuBois in 1958.
He, along with his wife and son, was the owner of the House of Gifts in the DuBois Mall, Punxsutawney, and Brookville.
He then, along with his son, owned and operated Scotty's Donuts in Punxsutawney and South Brady Street in DuBois.
Jim was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church where he had served as deacon, elder and treasurer. He was selected "Boss of the Year" in 1976 by the DuBois Chapter of the National Secretaries Association.
He was a member and past treasurer of the DuBois Rotary Club. He was a past member and secretary of the DuBois Jaycees and a past member of Christ the King Manor Board of Directors.
He was a volunteer for Meals On Wheels and the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He is survived by four children: James E. Walker Jr. of Pittsburgh, R. Scott Walker and his wife, Pamela Sue, of DuBois; Patricia J. Ross of Harrisburg, and Jennifer L. McFadden and her husband, William, of DuBois; five grandchildren: Devon and Daron Walker; and Ellie, Leah and Evan McFadden. He is also survived by a sister, Bevery Oertel of Pittsburgh.
Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home, DuBois. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 8, 2015, at the First United Presbyterian Church in DuBois with Pastor Sarah Ott officiating. Burial will be in Morningside Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded by the members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard.
Memorial donations may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church, 43 West Scribner Ave., DuBois, PA 15801.
Online condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Courier Express from May 5 to May 7, 2015
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