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Cecil Oliver Walker

SoVaNow.com / January 28, 2013
Cecil Oliver Walker of 1609 Jeffress Boulevard, South Boston died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at Halifax Regional Hospital. Born in Danville on July 23, 1932, he was 80 years old.

He was the son of the late Jessie Oliver Walker and Lena Morris Walker Wyatt and was married to Peggy Andrews Walker who survives. He was a member of Centerville Baptist Church where he was a lay reader, a Sunday school teacher and had a nursing home ministry at Boston Manor for over 40 years. He worked at Burlington Industries for 30 years and was a veteran of the US Navy.

In addition to his wife of the home, he is survived by a daughter, Tammy Walker of South Boston, a sister, Doris Pillar of Reidsville, N.C., and a brother, Curtis Wayne Walker of Supply, N.C. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Eugene Walker, J. W. Walter, James Walker and Clovis Walker.

A funeral will be held on Monday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Todd McClure and Rev. Coy Terry officiating. Burial will follow in Halifax Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at his home. For memorials please consider the Centerville Baptist Church Van Fund.

Online condolences may be made at www. Pwellfunerals.com.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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