Ernest R. "Bob" Walker, Jr.

July 24, 1937 — June 26, 2015

Ernest R. "Bob" Walker, Jr.

Ernest Robert “Bob” Walker, Jr., 77, of Viola, Illinois died at home, surrounded by his family, on Friday, June 26, 2015.

Mr. Walker’s body was donated for medical research.  A Celebration of Life will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 2nd at the Fellowship Hall of Viola United Methodist Church.  Memorials may be left for the family.

He was born July 24, 1937 in Leeds, Alabama a son of Ernest R., Sr. and Lula Mae Snyder Walker.  On June 2, 1962, he married Lois I. Chambers in Ottumwa, Iowa.  Ernie was a retired truck driver with Standard Forwarding.  He was a member of the Rivoli Gun Club and enjoyed woodworking, fishing and camping.

He is survived by his wife:  Lois “Lou” Walker, Viola, IL; children:  Jeffrey A. Walker, McKinney, TX and Joyce Ann Walker, New Windsor, IL; 4 grandchildren:  Juanita Mari, Jeffrey, Sarina and Joshua and twin great grandsons:  Gunnar and Landon.  He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 sister.

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