Alvin B WalkerNovember 6, 1927 ~ February 8, 2017 (age 89)
Alvin B. Walker was born November 06, 1927 in Golconda, IL and passed peacefully in the Orlando VA Medical Center on February 8, 2017.
He is survived by his beautiful wife of 50 years, Bonnie J. (Bierman); his sister Betty Sue Boyd, Brownsville, TN; as well as his 8 children, Jay Walker, Sarasota Fl, Karen Howard, Cleveland, TN, Brad Walker, Mattoon IL, Brian Walker, Rockledge Fl, Becky Rock, Merritt Island FL, Lori Morris, Viera FL, Jonathon Walker, Chattanooga, TN, and Marty Hustad, Indialantic FL. He was also blessed with 19 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Alvin was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 5 sisters, and his son, Albert Duane.
Alvin spent his teenage years working under his father, along with his two brothers, as a ferry boat operator for the company his father owned for over 45 years. He looked back fondly at this time in his life and never missed an opportunity to tell stories about their adventures on the Ohio River.
On February 14, 1946, at the age of 19 he enlisted in the United States Air Force and spent much of his military career as a Master Sargent-Load Master assigned to bases located in the Azores and the Philippines. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, as well as having the task of cleaning up the effects of World War II. He took great pride in his service to his country and was awarded the World War II victory medal. He was honorably discharged on September 09, 1953.
After leaving the military, Alvin spent most of his career as a contractor for Pan Am, working for the U.S. Government in the equatorial waters of the South Atlantic Ocean, via Grand Turk, Antigua and the Ascension Islands. Mr. Walker also worked as a general contractor, a truck driver, and was a master carpenter.
Al’s greatest accolade is that he loved his Lord Jesus Christ. He was committed to His service and to serving the body of Christ. He raised his eight children in the fear and admonition of the Lord. They were all in tow behind him and Bonnie each Sunday. And each Sunday, his trembling hand could be seen raised in worship to his Savior. He had a special knack for showing his love to each of his children and grandchildren as if they were the only one he had.
A memorial and viewing service will be held this Sunday, February 12, 2017, at 4-6 p.m. at the Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home in Viera, Florida.
The funeral will be held at Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home on Monday, February 13, at 10:00 a.m. with Rod Cannon presiding over the service. A funeral procession will follow to Cape Canaveral National Cemetery for the graveside service at 1:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, please go to the memorial fund @ www.mtolivecog.org.
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