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EL DORADO, Ark. - Robert Franklin Walker, 77, formerly of West Terre Haute, passed away on June 4, 2017, at Courtyard Health and Rehab, in El Dorado. He was born June 30, 1939, in Terre Haute, to Scott Walker and Gladys Hobson Walker. His wife, Laura Ellen Walls Walker, preceded him in death on Nov. 18, 2016.
He also was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Lester Walker, Harry Walker and Richard Walker; and one sister, Norma Cox.
Survivors include his daughter, Sandra Carpenter (Mark) of El Dorado; a sister, Leona Hicks (Jim); a brother, Jesse Walker; two granddaughters, Dr. C. Lauren Monteith and Laney Sideroff; two step-grandchildren, Christopher Carpenter and Claire Griffin (Gabe); three great-grandchildren, Collin, Ellyson Kate and Harper Monteith; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were performed June 9, 2017, in El Dorado, under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors, with the Rev. Keith Dodson officiating.
A celebration of life service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Barbour Avenue Methodist Church, 1401 Barbour Ave., Terre Haute, Ind., for both Laura and Bob Walker, with Pastor Bob Roush officiating. Family and friends are invited to join us in this celebration.
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Published on June 14, 2017
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