Willard Walker Obituary

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Willard R. Walker Jr.

July 11, 1931 - January 6, 2013
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Willard R. "Bud" Walker, Jr., 81, of Collinsville, Illinois, born July 11, 1931, in East St. Louis, Illinois, passed away, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in Maryville, Illinois. Mr. Walker proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of Christ Unity Church in Collinsville, Illinois. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Collinsville, Illinois. He loved music, singing with the Collinsville Barber Shopper's , the church choir, and senior choirs. He also was a past member of the Toast Master's and volunteered with Gateway Regional Hospital. He served as an Assistant Scout Master, with the Boys Scouts of...
Willard R. "Bud" Walker, Jr., 81, of Collinsville, Illinois, born July 11, 1931, in East St. Louis, Illinois, passed away, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in Maryville, Illinois.

Mr. Walker proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of Christ Unity Church in Collinsville, Illinois.
He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Collinsville, Illinois. He loved music, singing with the Collinsville Barber Shopper's , the church choir, and senior choirs. He also was a past member of the Toast Master's and volunteered with Gateway Regional Hospital. He served as an Assistant Scout Master, with the Boys Scouts of America. He was a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather, who will truly be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Joyce E. Walker, nee Williams; his parents, Willard R. and Edith, nee Gardner, Walker, Sr.; a brother, Jimmy Walker.

Survived are his children, Thomas Walker, Carol Walker, and Linda Walker; his grandchildren, Joel, Charity, and Daniel; a great granddaughter, Sophie; a sister-in-law, Jeanne (Neil) Lanman; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Memorials are appreciated to Christ Unity Church, Collinsville, Illinois. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com.

Visitation: Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Funeral: Services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at the funeral home, with Rev. Karen Landwehr officiating.
Interment will be held in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

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