Robert Walker, age 77, died Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at his home in Pinetta.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, November 25, at Beggs Funeral Home. The funeral will be held Saturday, November 26, at 2 p.m. at Pinetta First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Horeb Cemetery in Pinetta.
He was born in Ray City, GA on October 28, 1934 and moved to Madison County at the age of 3 and remained her all of his life.
He enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17 and was a veteran of the Korean conflict. When he returned from service he met and married Robbie Nell Sevor on May 13, 1955 and they have 3 children and have been married for 56 years. He retired from Owens Illinois in 1972 and founded Walkers Septic tank Service in 1972 where he worked until 2000 and then turned the business over to his sons. He was a member and Deacon of the Pinetta Baptist Church, Pinetta Volunteer Fire Department, The Madison Shrine Club, Madison Fox Hunters Association and The Masonic Lodge #11.
He is survived by his wife: Robbie Nell Walker; 2 sons: David Walker (Christine), Glen Walker (Alisha),; 1 daughter Cindy Coody (Pat); 7 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren; 1 sister: Elizabeth Haraz of Pinetta; 4 sister-in-laws Ruth Walker of Pinetta, Gwen Hayes, and Lucille Dickson both of Jacksonville, FL, Blanche Sever of Madison: A very special friend Johnny Dobson, and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Norman and Bertie Walker; 1 infant son; sisters: Mildred Guess, Fleeta Cole, and Edith Tyre; Brothers: Charles Walker and Junior Walker.
Donations may be made to Pinetta Baptist Church Building Fund ,PO box 117, Pinetta, Florida 32350 or Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd. Tallahassee, Florida 32308