Merill Edward Walker

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Merrill Edward Walker, 83, of Kissimmee, Fla., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at his home.

Born Aug. 16, 1930, in Curwensville, he was the son of the late Merrill E. Walker Sr. and Verna E. (Lucas) Walker.

He is survived by: his loving wife of 62 years, Mary Louise Walker; one daughter, Rhonda (Jack) Barnes, of Savannah, Ga.; two grandchildren, Kristen Duffield, of Sorrento, Fla., and Brian Barnes, of Fuquay-Varina, N.C; four great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Charlotte “Peggy” Markley, Helen Peace and Arlene Garmen.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Sarah Weston and Tracy Peace.

Merrill was an Army veteran, serving in the Korean conflict. A devoted Christian and family man, he loved spending time with his family. He also like attending family celebrations and going on family trips.

Private family services will be held.

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