Robert Earl ‘Bob’ Walker
Graveside services for Robert Earl “Bob” Walker, 88, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Don Cunningham officiating.
Mr. Walker died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.
He was born Dec. 4, 1923, in Minot, N.D., the son of George E. and Bessie Britten Walker. He graduated from high school in Aberdeen, S.D. and later attended Northern State Teachers College in Aberdeen. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Richmond during World War II.
Mr. Walker was a regional supervisor for the United States Department of Labor out of the Kansas City, Mo., office and retired after 17 years of service. He was a 25-year member of the First Methodist Church of Aberdeen, a former member of the Scottish Rite and a former commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Aberdeen.
He married Stella L. Tribble on Jan. 29, 1944, in Aberdeen. She survives, of the home.
Others survivors include a son, Craig and Annelee Marsh, Lawrence; a daughter, Sherry L. Bauer and Charles, Lawrence; four grandchildren, James, Kelly, Jenny and Grady; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Mark, and a brother, Lyle.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The family suggests memorials to The Salvation Army or to the Lawrence Humane Society, sent in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.