Gerald "Jerry" W. Walker, son of Ogal Walker & Helen (BURNETT) Walker Grant, was born February, 27, 1942 in Buncombe, IL. He departed this life Saturday morning, June 21, 2003, at 3:40am at the John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis, MO. At the the time of his passing, Jerry had attained the age of 61 years, 3 months, & 25 days.
Jerry was united in marriage to Barbara Alsip on March 21, 1987 in Goreville, IL. She survives. In addition to his Mother and Wife, he is survived by; 2 daughters- Carrie Lynn Keith & her husband David, of Vienna, IL, and Missy Dunn & her husband Greg, of Buncombe, IL; 6 grandchildren- Justin, Mathew, Caitlyn, Josh, Breanna, & Nikolas; 6 brothers- Paul Walker & his wife Betty, of Bourbonnais, IL, Ronald Walker & and his wife Brenda, of Peoria, IL, Vernon Ray Grant & his wife Lee, of Alabama, Leon Grant of Buncombe, IL, James Grant of Buncombe, IL, & David Grant of Buncombe, IL; 1 sister- Marilyn Walls & her husband David, of Carterville, IL; 1 uncle- Lee Walker and his wife Lory, of Vienna, IL; Several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his Father, Jerry was preceded in death by; 1 brother- Robert Walker & 1 infant grandson- Ty Dunn.
Jerry was a retired US Navy Veteran having served during the Vietnam War. He served from 1959 until 1979 retiring at the Rank of PO1-E6. Jerry was later employed at the Marion VA Medical Center as a Purchasing Agent prior to his retirement in 1994. He was a Life Member of the Beggs- Gurley VFW Post #5222 in Vienna, IL. Jerry enjoyed fishing & spending time outdoors. He especially enjoyed spending time with the grandchildren. Jerry was of the Protestant faith. Jerry leaves his family & many friends to cherish his memory.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, June 24, 2003, at 1pm at the Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Rev. Jerry Huckleberry will officiate. Burial, with military rites, will be in the Busby Chapel Cemetery, near Goreville, IL.
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