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Edward C. Walker Obituary Featured

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Edward C. Walker, 90, of Poteau, OK passed away Friday, April 26, 2019. Ed was born May 16, 1928 in Corning, AR to Ellis E. & Christine (Freeman) Walker.


He had 4 brothers & 2 sisters. He was married to Bessie Naomi Walker, Lorene Walker. He had a great life starting out as a farmer, school custodian, bus driver, taxi business in Poteau (A & B Cab) and minister. Besides being a husband and father he was also “Pappy” to many. He lived a blessed life for almost 91 years.


He was preceded in death by his parents; his wives, Bessie & Lorene; and three sons, Rodger Dale, Ruben Eugene & Jerry Dale Walker. Ed had 16 children.

Survivors include his wife, Gracie Marie Walker; children, Carolyn Christine Fowler of Florida, Belva Joyce Walker of AR, Anthony & Diane Walker of MO, Bobby Walker of AR, Cheryl Ann Walker of OK, (Danny) Nathan & Dianne Walker of AR, Elaine & Walter Douthat of MO, Janie & Terry Holloway, Betty & James Yarbrough, Joyce Couch, Doris & Keith Morris, Freddie Ford & Eddie Ray Ford all of OK; numerous nieces, nephews, grand and great grandchildren.

Services will be 10 am, Monday, April 29, 2019at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau with Harold Thompson officiating.


Interment will follow at Glendale/Mt. View Cemetery.


Pallbearers will be Nathan Walker, Eddie Ford, Otis Gilmore, Terry Lee Holloway and Jake Holloway.


The family will be at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 pm to visit with family and friends.

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The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans & Miller Funeral Home, POTEAU, OK