Graveside services for Robert Earl “Bob” Walker, 88, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Don Cunningham officiating.
Mr. Walker died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.
He was born Dec. 4, 1923, in Minot, N.D., the son of George E. and Bessie Britten Walker. He graduated from high school in Aberdeen, S.D., and later attended Northern State Teacher’s College in Aberdeen. He served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Richmond during World War II.
Mr. Walker was a regional supervisor for the United States Department of Labor out of the Kansas City, Mo. office, and retired after 17 years of service. He was a 25-year member of the First Methodist Church of Aberdeen, a former member of the Scottish Rite, and a former commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Aberdeen.
He married Stella L. Tribble on Jan. 29, 1944, in Aberdeen. She survives of the home.
Others survivors include a son; Craig Walker and Annelee Marsh, Lawrence; a daughter, Sherry L. Bauer and Charles, Lawrence; four grandchildren, James, Kelly, Jenny, and Grady; seven great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Mark Walker, and a brother, Lyle Walker.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The family suggests memorial contributions to The Salvation Army, or the Lawrence Humane Society, in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044.