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Description: Obituary of Walker, Lyle L.Date: November 26 2008
Newspaper published in: Pittsfield
Page/Column: A6 / 3
Lyle L. Walker, 71, of New Canton died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 at his residence.
Mr. Walker was born May 22, 1937 in Martinsburg to Gerald A. and Julia M. Smith Walker. He married Dixie Dolbeare Sept. 27, 1958 in Hannibal, Mo. and she survives.
Lyle worked as a welder and press operator for Electric Wheel in Quincy, retiring after almost 25 years of service. He was also a grain and livestock farmer and did custom bailing. He was a member of the Christian Church and also a member of the Samuel Taylor Cemetery Board, the National Rifle Association and the American Quarter Horse Association. Lyle loved his family and especially enjoyed his grandchildren. In his leisure time he enjoyed fishing, hunting and raising horses.
He is survived by his wife, Dixie; two sons, Elmer Walker of O' Fallon, Mo. and Brian (Laura) Walker of Wentzville, Mo.; a daughter, Mrs. Debbie (Brad) Monkman of North Royalton, Ohio; four brothers, Owen (Connie) Walker of Pittsfield, Junior (JoAnn) Walker, John (Rosemary) Walker and Donald (Janice) Walker, all of New Canton; four sisters, Mrs. Twila (Eugene) Smith of New Canton, Mrs. Minnie (Jack) Hively of Barry, Mrs. Linda Walker of Hannibal and Mrs. Dollie (Darren) Sexton of New Canton; a stepmother, Mable Walker of New Canton; and seven grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Lyle was preceded in death by his parents, a son, David Walker in 1987 and a sister, Della Minear.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 29t at 10 a.m. at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry with Bro. Bert Sapp officiating. Burial was at the Samuel Taylor Cemetery in Rockport following the services. Visitation was held Friday evening from 4 - 8 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Samuel Taylor Cemetery or the donor's choice. On-line condolences may be left at nieburfh.com. The Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry handled the arrangements