DANIEL JACKSON WALKER
Daniel Jackson Walker, 79, of Quincy died at 10:05 p.m. Wednesday (December 31, 2014) in Blessing Hospital.
Born February 5, 1935 in Marion County, Missouri, Dan was the son of Daniel Edison and Myrtle Martin Walker. He married Carole J. Wingerter in Quincy on October 10, 1953. She survives.
Dan was a 1952 graduate of Payson-Seymour High School. He was a past master of the Hardin Masonic Lodge No. 44 and a member of Benjamin Masonic Lodge No. 297 in Camp Point, Quincy Consistory, Ansar Shrine Temple in Springfield and the Quincy Masonic High Twelve Club No. 40. He was also a member of the Quincy Shrine Club and served as its hospital chairman.
He was an over the road truck driver for the Zenith Corporation in Bensenville, IL, for several years until his retirement in 1990 and was a member of the Teamster's Union No. 710. After retiring from the Zenith Corporation, he operated the Walker Oil Company in Toluca, IL and then became an independent over the road truck driver.
Dan delivered the Trading Post Newspaper for 15 years and also enjoyed making Dan's Jams and Jellies. He never met a stranger and he loved to talk to and play jokes on his family and his friends.
Survivors include his wife, Carole; two daughters, Melissa R. Walker of Peoria, IL and Carrie L. Weisrock (Craig) of Tipton, IA; one son, Chris K. Walker (Vicky) of Toluca, IL; two grandchildren, Jordan Carnahan of Tinley Park, IL and Krista Walker of Toluca, IL. Also surviving are six sisters, Danella Collins of Quincy, Maybelle Harshay of Sugar Grove, IL, Sharon M. Walker of Palm Desert, CA, Sylvia Woods of Branson, MO, and Edith Griffin of San Antonio, Texas, Pauline Maxwell (John) of Quincy and several loving nieces and nephews.
Mr. Walker was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Ken Walker and Perry Walker.
A celebration of life for Dan will be held Saturday (January 10, 2015) 11:00 a.m. in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Benjamin Masonic Lodge No. 297 conducting masonic services, which is open to the public.
Visitation will be held Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospital or to the Wounded Warrior Project.