Harry Russell Walker

November 3, 1926 ~ February 1, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Harry Walker Obituary

Harry Russell Walker, November 3, 1926 - February 1, 2024, of Keene, Texas passed peacefully surrounded by family.

He was the son of the late Clarence Earl and Ellen Margaret McGilvrey Walker.

Preceding him in death was his wife, Bertha Smith Walker, infant son, Harry Russell Walker, siblings Clarence "Buck" Walker, Arrilla Walker Jones, Arthur Walker, Mickey Walker. 

Surviving are his children, Deborah Ellen (David) Walker Wright, Larry Russell (Karen) Walker, Lucy Ann Walker Wann, Gary Lee Walker, and his grandchildren Isaac, Andrew, Sarah, Ellie, Shawn, Ashley, Robi, Rusty, Jeremiah, Joshua and 31 beloved great grandchildren who often call him King Grandad!

Harry was proud to serve his country, in WW2, Asiatic Pacific Theater, in the Army 33rd Division Infantry, Private First Class, He served in the Battle of Luzon, Philippines, Amphibian Engineer Special Brigade Japan, Military Policeman Japan, and was a Bugler. 

He married Bertha Smith January 3, 1948 in Clinton, Indiana.  They made a very loving and welcoming home in Clinton, Lapel, Arcadia, Anderson, Cicero (Indiana) Clearwater Beach (Florida), Slippery Rock (Pennsylvania) and Keene (Texas).

In 1965, Harry and a band of brothers started his first sheet metal shop. He continued his lifelong career and retired at age 94.  His joy was to have his children, grandchildren, many nephews and other family members to work alongside him in the family. Business. But his true passion was studying the Bible and everything about God. His life included lay pastoring at various churches and teaching others about the love of God!

Visitation will be at Frist Funeral Home on Thursday February 8, 2024 from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Service at 12:00. Burial with will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery with Military Honors.

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February 8, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Frist Funeral Home, Inc.
458 Blackman St.
Clinton, IN 47842

Funeral Service
February 8, 2024

12:00 PM
Frist Funeral Home, Inc.
458 Blackman St.
Clinton, IN 47842


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