June 28, 2007
WILLIAM BRICE WALKER
(3/2/1925 – 6/22/2007)
William Brice Walker, 82, of Brighton, IA, died June 22, 2007 at the Washington County Hospital.
He was born March 2, 1925 in Memphis, MO, the son of Morris A. and Roxibelle (Kaser) Walker Sr.
He married Ruby F. Ingersoll at Kahoka, MO on October 26, 1946. She died in January 1986.
He attended country school in the Memphis area and graduated from Memphis High School in 1943. Mr. Walker enlisted in the US Navy and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He farmed in the Mexico, MO and Ainsworth/Washington, IA area until he moved to Middletown, IA.
Mr. Walker worked for the Embalming Burial Case Co. in Burlington then as a machinist for Murry Iron Works in Burlington until he retired in 1982 due to a stroke. He moved to Brighton in 1991 and to the Washington Care Center in 2006.
Mr. Walker was a member of the Middletown Presbyterian Church, a 60-year member of the Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial Post #4958 of Memphis, MO and was active in the Southeastern Iowa Trail Riders Association.
He is survived by two daughters: Barbara Kay Wheeler of Brighton and Bonnie Kathryn (Richard) Criswell of Piketon, OH and one son: William “Willie” Walker of Brighton, nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, two brothers: Morris A. Walker, Jr. and Joe Tom (Jean) Walker both of Memphis, MO, three sisters: Shirlie M. (Joedd) Biggs of Platte City, MO, Mary Ann Foley of Springfield, MO and Alice R. (Don) White of Troy, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one brother Kenneth Walker.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday June 30, 2007 at Middletown Cemetery in Middletown, IA with Rev. Kitch Shatzer officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Burlington Area Honor Guard. Visitation at Gould Funeral Home in Brighton will begin at 3:00 p.m. Friday with the family present 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Friday evening. A memorial for the American Cancer Society has been established and may be left at the funeral home or mailed to PO Box 149 Brighton, IA 52540.
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