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Dewie Lee Walker

May 18, 1925 ~ October 1, 2012 (age 87)

   Dewie L. Walker, 87, of the Illinois Veteran's Home died at 3:08 p.m. Monday (October 1, 2012) in the home.

   Born May 18, 1925 in Kettle Creek, KY, Dewie was the son of Jonathan Burris and Clarice Bell Branham Walker.  He married L. Grace Emery on May 4, 1946 in Palmyra, MO.  She preceded him in death on October 10, 2004.

He was a great cook and enjoyed playing cards, checkers and telling stories.  He was a skilled carpenter who did a lot of remodeling work.

   Dewie served his country in the Army during World War II and Korea seeing action in Central Europe and the Rhineland receiving the European-American Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Stars. He also received the Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Stars.

   Dewie was a custodian loved by all the young people at Quincy Notre Dame for 28 years until his retirement.

   Survivors include one son, Stephen L. Walker (Juana) of Quincy; one daughter, Vickie Elder (James) of Mayfield, KY; two grandchildren, Bertha Lena Walker and Jonathan Walker (Trini) both of Quincy; two great grandchildren, Stephanie and Katelynn Walker. Also surviving is one half brother, Billy Green Walker of Tompkinsville, KY and four half sisters, Patty Thomas (Estes), Jeanette Davis, Wanda Walker Fox and JoAnnne Ferguson all of Thompkinsville, KY.

   Mr. Walker was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, 9 brothers and 4 sisters.

   Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:00 in the All Faith's Chapel at the Illinois Veteran's Home with Rev. John Frank officiating.  Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery at the Illinois Veteran's Home.

   Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 in Sunset Chapel at the Illinois Veteran's Home.

   Memorials may be made to the Illinois Veteran's Home Activity Fund.
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