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October 2, 2012

Howard L. Walker Jr.

89; of Jeffersonville

Funeral services for Howard L. Walker Jr., 89, of Jeffersonville, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Legacy Funeral Center, Jeffersonville, with burial in Utica Hillcrest Cemetery. A warrior for his family and country, he died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.

He is survived by his wife and constant companion of 11 years, Patricia Ann Walker. Together, Howard and Patty built a new beginning after Howard lost his first wife of 57 years, Virginia (Penny) Guthrie to diabetes.

Surviving children from Howard’s first marriage include Robert A. Walker and his wife, Diane, Michael K. Walker  and his wife, Connie, and Gary C. Walker and his wife, Ashia; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  Surviving stepchildren include Sandra Powell Prater, Sue Powell Scott, Scott Powell and Dusty Powell; and six step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, John H. Walker; and grandson, Jackson Lee Walker.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and  9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

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