Carl William Walker, 66, of Alton, died suddenly at 9:51 a.m. Thursday, January 2, 2014 at St. Anthony’s Hospital.
He was born on March 11, 1947 in Alton, the son of Carl Deen and Arlene (McKinney) Walker.
Carl married the former Marsha Diane Shewmake on June 20, 1981 in Alton. She survives.
He served his country in the U.S. Air Force, Vietnam Era and was honorably discharged as SSGT E5. Carl was a member of the VFW Post 1308.
In February of 2012, he retired from Madison County Transit. Carl had also worked for Laclede Steel in Alton and the Elm Street Presbyterian Church.
In addition to his wife, surviving are a son and his wife, Deen H. Walker (Cindy) of St. Petersburg, FL; a daughter and her husband, Jolee Oder (Stephen) of Minneola, FL; a twin brother and his wife, Robert H. Walker (Sandy) of Wood River; nephew, Keith Walker and his childhood friend and his wife, Gregory A. Lister (Cathy) of Nashville, TN; his mother-in-law, Irene Cousins of Roxana; and his brother-in-law, Scott Cousins of Frankfort, IN.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved pets, Ziggy the cat and dogs, Sloopy, Odie, Frankie, Angus and Cricket; they were all there to greet him.
Per his request, cremation rights were accorded.
Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton.
Online guestbook and information may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com