Obit: Robert WalkerNov 29th, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Obituaries
Robert Walker, age 77, died Tuesday, November 22, 2011, at his home in Pinetta.
He was born in Ray City, Ga., on October 28, 1934, and moved to Madison County at the age of three and remained here 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. They have three children and have been married for 56 years. He retired from Owens Illinois in 1972 and founded Walker’s 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; two sons: David Walker (Christine) and Glen Walker (Alisha); one daughter, Cindy Coody (Pat); seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Elizabeth Haraz of Pinetta; four sisters-in-law, Ruth Walker of Pinetta, Gwen Hayes, and Lucille Dickson, both of Jacksonville and 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; one infant son; sisters: Mildred Guess, Fleeta Cole, and Edith Tyre; and brothers: Charles Walker and Junior Walker.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 26, 2011, at Pinetta First Baptist Church. Burial followed in Mt. Horeb Cemetery in Pinetta. The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home in Madison.
Donations may be made to Pinetta Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 117, Pinetta, Florida 32350 or Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd. Tallahassee, Florida 32308
Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements 850-973-2258.