Donald Emerson Walker, Sr., 83, of Hopedale, passed away Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born November 3, 1938 in Belmont County, Ohio a son of the late Melvin Emerson and Evelyn Walker.
He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and the Hopedale American Legion Post #682. He served in the Army Reserve during peacetime. He was a retired Welder at Consolidation Coal Company and a former member of the Jewett Sportsmen’s Club.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Beverly Oberg, Melvin Walker, Jr. and Edith Wenner.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Nancy Ann Tullis Walker; a son, Donald (Terrilynne) Walker, II of Hopedale; a daughter, Debbie Walker of Cadiz; 3 grandchildren: Donald Walker, III, Tammy (Michael Weaver and his daughter Brianna Weaver) Verhovec and Thomas Verhovec, Jr.; 3 great grandchildren: Kerstin and Carter Jeffries and Laken Stillwagon Walker; and his faithful dog Boomer.
Visitation will be on Thursday, August 5, 2021 from 5-8 at Clark-Kirkland-Barr Funeral Home, Cadiz where funeral service will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with Lay Minister Dorman Mader officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio. The family will be gathering at Bethel Church after the committal service where friends may join them.
The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland-barr.com.