Roy L. Walker
1939 - 2020

MAKANDA -- Roy L. Walker, 81, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

He was born May 14, 1939, in Wolf Lake, the son of Leo Curtis and Retha Isabel (Farmer) Walker.

He and Linda Vincent were united in marriage on Aug. 14, 1960, in Wolf Lake Methodist Church.

Roy is survived by his wife, Linda of Makanda; one daughter, Angela Walker of Makanda; an aunt, Margie Abernathy of Wolf Lake; sister-in-law, Carolyn (Bill) Stephens of Aurora; sister-in-law, Mary Jane Vincent of Phoenix, Arizona; sister-in-law, Carolyn Vincent of Makanda; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his father and mother-in-law, Golbern and Mildred Vincent; two brothers, Henry (Betty) Walker and Bobby Walker; two sisters, Shirley (Wayne) Wright, and Georgia Ellen Walker; nine brothers-in law, Arthur (Millie), Charles (Ruth), Russell, Golbern, Robert, Ira, Larry, Garry and Kenneth Vincent; and one sister-in-law, Frieda (Gene) Webb.

Roy graduated from Shawnee High School in Wolf Lake in 1957. He served in the U.S. Army from January 1963 to December 1964.

He was an electronics technician and owner of Roy Walker Communications, Inc. from 1975 until his retirement in June 2018.

He was a Mason and Member of Makanda Lodge 434.

Graveside Masonic rites for Roy L. Walker will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, in Jonesboro Cemetery. Graveside funeral services will immediately follow the Masonic rites with Richie Mills officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 and from noon until 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Face coverings and social distancing will be required. A maximum of 10 people will be allowed in the funeral home at one time.

Memorial contributions can be made to Makanda Masonic Lodge 434 and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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Published by The Southern Illinoisan on Nov. 20, 2020.
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Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Homes
301 W Spring St, Anna, IL 62906
Graveside service
Jonesboro Cemetery
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Linda, our hearts were saddened to hear of Roy´s passing. He was a wonderful guy and will be missed by so many of us who knew and loved him these many years. We will always remember his gentle and kind demeanor with that wonderful smile that he consistently showed. Our deepest condolences to you and family!
Ron And Judy Burdick
November 27, 2020
Roy was a personal friend and always exemplary and generous in our business dealings. Linda and Angela, you and the rest of the family have my heart felt sympathy. I am sorry that I learned of your tremendous loss after the funeral.
Gerald Glasco
November 24, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Roy was always so much fun to talk to. We all had great times in the pool. I am preparing for open heart surgery so I will be unable to attend. Prayers for everyone during this time.
Angela Black
November 20, 2020
I am so very sorry to hear of Roy's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. He was great person.
Julie Loy
November 20, 2020