William “Bill” Austin Walker was born January 4, 1931 in Steelville, Missouri to James “Jack” Arnold and Zula Amanda Farrar Walker and passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at the age age of 90 years, 10 months and 6 days.
Bill married Mary Menzel in June of 1956. He later married Dorothy Mae Hinch in October of 1961.
Bill attended the Liberty Methodist Church for several years and later the Assembly of God Church. Bill was a farmer most of his life. He loved to foxhunt with his dogs and enjoyed riding on trail rides for many years. He also enjoyed working his cattle with his son, Kevin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Zula Walker; wife, Dorothy Walker; daughter-in-law, Lesa Walker; brother, James “Woody” (Edna) Walker; two sisters, Wilma (Fred) McCoy and Betty (Clyde Dunlap) Garms; brothers-in-law, Ed Campbell, (James (Bernice) Decker, Emery (Loretta) Decker and Willard (Maude) Decker; and two sisters-in-law, Shirley (Louie) Turner and Edna (Carson) Cassidy.
He is survived by his sons, Kevin Walker of Cook Station, Missouri and Rick (Jolene) Walker of Hillsboro, Missouri; daughter, Deborah “Debbie” (Conrad) Culley of Cedar Hill, Missouri; one sister, Fern Campbell of Steelville, Missouri; brother-in-law, Jay Garms of St. James, Missouri; four grandchildren, Chad (Joanne) Walker, Courtney (Ryan) Moreland, Alicia Walker and Ryan Walker; four great grandchildren, Kevin Overshon, Elecea Evans, Kiarra Evans and Mya Evans; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at noon on Saturday, November 13, 2021 with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating. Special music of “Take my Hand, Precious Lord” and “Go Rest High” was sung and played on piano by Rev. Jerry Beers. Other music of “Lead Me Home” was played.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Steelville Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Ryan Moreland, Conrad Culley, Todd Martin, Caleb Martin and Sonny Martin.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.