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Charles 'Chuck' C. Walker

May 19, 1942 ~ December 19, 2021 (age 79)

Obituary

Charles “Chuck” Cecil Walker, 79, of Broadlands passed away on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving wife and family.

Chuck was born on May 19, 1942 in Tuscola to Forrest and Francis (Tharp) Walker.  He married Bobby Davis on August 4, 1961.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Bobby Walker; three sons, Brad (Renee), Brian (Darla), Brett (Kate); grandchildren, Dustin (Brittany) Buchholz, Devin, Megan (Alex) Craciun, Dylan (Anish), Erin, Brandon, Zoyie, and Jackson; great-grandchildren, Parker and Kenzy Harris, Hydra and Maverick Craciun; siblings, Gary (Jean) of Broadlands, and Betsy Knapp of Marine City, MI; and nephews and nieces, Erik (Chris), Ellen, Forrest (Amberly), Chad (Jamie), and Shawn (Kara).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest and Francis Walker; brother-in-law, Jim Knapp; and a niece, Elizabeth Knapp.

Chuck was a trucker for 40 years, and once retired he went back to work to help a friend farm.  He had a strong work ethic, and was always happy to lend a helping hand.  When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed competing in local tractor pulls, and also helped to start the Night Hawk Bowling League at the Old Orchard Lanes in Savoy.  Chuck was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at the Joines Funeral Home (Newman) with Pastor Dave Trover officiating.  Burial will follow in the Fairfield Cemetery (Newman).  A visitation will be held two hours prior to the funeral service (10-12 pm) at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Chuck’s name to the Cunningham Children’s Home.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
December 22, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Joines Funeral Home
401 West Gillogly Street
Newman, IL 61942

Funeral Service
Wednesday
December 22, 2021

12:00 PM
Joines Funeral Home
401 West Gillogly Street
Newman, IL 61942

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