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Donald Joseph Walker

May 23, 1943 ~ July 4, 2021 (age 78)

Obituary

     Donald Joseph Walker, 78, of Melbourne, FL, formerly of Georgetown, passed away on July 4, 2021, at Melbourne Regional Medical Center, Florida.  He was born on May 23, 1943, the son of William and Margaret {Turner} Walker.  He was wed to Patricia Patterson until her passing on August 12, 2011.
     He is survived by:  his children, Robert (Brandi) Shaffer of Westville, Cory (Lori) Shaffer of Dana, IN, Donna (Ron) Stonebraker of Marshall, Lana Shaffer of Vero Beach, FL, Angelic Cole of Chrisman, William (Valerie) Cole of Peoria, Edward (Anita) Cole of Peoria, & Brian (Rose) Cole of Peoria; his 35 grandchildren; his 15 great grandchildren with one on the way; his aunt, Nadine Mordit; and his sisters, Jean Kenney & Kathy Wilfong.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, three sons, Carlos, Donald Jr., & Joshua Walker.
     Donald was a proud veteran of the US Army.  He later worked as a railroad dispatcher for many years.  He enjoyed collecting train memorabilia as well as watching movies about trains.  His favorite thing to watch was the History Channel.  He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
     A celebration of Donald’s life will be held at 11:30am, Thursday, July 15, 2021, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Georgetown, Illinois 200 E. West St. Georgetown, Illinois 61846.  Visitation will be held 9:00am to 11:30am on Thursday prior to his service at the funeral home.  He will be laid to rest in Danville National Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be given in his name to Vermillion County Indiana Animal Shelter.  Please join his family in sharing memories through his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
July 15, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Sunset's Houghton-Leasure Funeral Chapel
200 E. West Street
Georgetown, , IL 61846

Funeral Service
Thursday
July 15, 2021

11:30 AM
Sunset's Houghton-Leasure Funeral Chapel
200 E. West Street
Georgetown, , IL 61846

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