Franklin Walker

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

CAIRO, Ill. -- Franklin R. Walker, 87, of Cairo died Sunday, April 29, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo.

He was born Feb. 20, 1920, in Bradford, Ark., son of Alfred and Sarah Estelle Foster Walker. He and Alma Cook were married March 4, 1940, in Jackson. She died Sept. 7, 2002.

Walker was employed at Valley Steel Co. in Cairo many years.

Survivors include a son, Raymond Walker of Carterville, Ill.; five daughters, Elizabeth Seals and Stella Farmer of Johnston City, Mary Daniels of Cairo, Victoria Walker of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Roberta Dellinger of Crainville, Ill.; 36 grandchildren; 76 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two children, three sisters, five brothers, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Cobden.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Larry Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Cobden Cemetery.