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John Luther Walker

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

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John Luther Walker, age 88, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Medicalodges of Fort Scott. He was born April 30, 1924, in Mound City, Kan., the son of Earl Isaac Walker and Daisy D. Tyhurst Walker.

John graduated from the Prescott High School and later served with the United States Navy during World War II. He married Betty Lou Sipe on Feb. 10, 1946, in Fort Scott.

She preceded him in death on March 5, 2011. John worked for several years for Sunflower Supply. Following his retirement, he and his wife, Betty owned and operated Walker's Antiques and Collectables. John enjoyed refinishing furniture, as well as fishing and golfing. He was a member of the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include two sons, Johnnie Lee Walker and Carolyn and James Alvin Walker and wife, Vicki, all of Fort Scott; six grandchildren, Allison Leet, Pittsburg, Kan., Amy Walker, Fort Scott, Kan., Shawn Walker and wife, Beth, Lee's Summit, Mo., Libby Foster and husband, Brett, Butler, Mo., and Lindsey VanLeeuwen and husband, Blake, Pittsburg, Kan., and eight great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, Delbert Walker and wife, Mary, Shawnee Mission, Kan., and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Stutes, Pleasanton, Kan. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Walker Jr.

Rev. Jared Witt will conduct graveside services at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Centerville Cemetery near Devon, Kan., where military honors will be provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 V.F.W. Family and friends may meet at the Cheney Witt Chapel prior to leaving for the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. on Friday. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the American Red Cross and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.