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Mark Burnett Walker

SoVaNow.com / May 21, 2013
Mark Burnett Walker, 90, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 17, 2013. He was born on April 5, 1923 in the Buffalo Springs community to Charlie Clarke and Sallie Burnett Walker, and was married to Agnes Reva Hodges on December 7, 1947. She survives.

Mr. Walker was a 1942 graduate of Clarksville High School and a World War II veteran, having served in the Southwest Pacific in the 860th Engineering Aviation Battalion of the U.S. Army from 1943-1946. He had been a farmer, a distributor for U.S. Oil Company, and was retired from J.P. Stevens. Following retirement he worked for Russell Stover Candies. Mr. Walker was a member of Buffalo Baptist Tabernacle.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Paul Carter of Winchester, and Victoria and Charles Yancey of Buffalo Junction; three sons and daughters-in-law, Cecil and Ruth Walker and Paul and Mary Lou Walker of Buffalo Junction, and Gerald and Nancy Walker of Berne, Indiana; a daughter-in-law, Sue Walker of Nelson, and was preceded in death by a son Charlie Mark Walker in 1982. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Marion Smith of Virgilina. Preceding him in death were brothers Douglas, Joe, Carl, Hopkins, and Bill; sisters Isabelle Galbraith and Lucille Matthews.

A funeral was held Monday, May 20, at 11:00 a.m. at Buffalo Baptist Tabernacle with the Rev. Dr. William Weeks and Gerald Walker officiating. Interment followed at Gravel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was Sunday, May 19, at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to Halifax Regional Hospice, South Boston, Va. 24592.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at http://www.wclfh.com.

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