Earl Paul Walker, 81, of Oxford, Arkansas, passed away, Sunday, December 13th, at his home. He was born in Rockford, Illinois on April 3, 1934, a son of the late Evelyn (Harms ) Walker and Ralph Walker. Earl spent his life as a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend. He was an owner of The Market Basket grocery store in Rochelle, Illinois. Earl was a member of the Ash Flat Methodist Church, AARP, Kiwanis Club, Honorary Police, Illinois Club, Cindy's 3:00 Coffee Club and he enjoyed fishing, working in his wood shop, and gofing. Earl married Marie E. Garrison in Rochelle, Illinois on December 29, 1962. He is survived by his wife, Marie of the home; three sons, Terry R. Walker and wife Gayle, of Rochelle, Illinois; Tom R. Walker and wife Christine Heinzen, of Monte Verde, Florida and Tim R Walker and wife Susan, of Oxford, Arkansas; sister Kathy Kaminski and husband John of Rochelle, Illinois; 7 grandchildren, Carly Daughtery, Chad Walker, Garett Walker, Reegan Walker-Perez, Jeri Reeder, Scott Walker and Jeanette Christensen; 15 great grandchildren, Wyatt, Oliver, Brenna, Mason, Colton, Grant, Elena, Easton, Declan, Liam, Owen, Audrey, Bennett, Isabella and Riley; sister in law, Cheryl Walker of Rockford, Illinois and brother in laws, Sam Garrison of Sun City, Arizona, Jack Garrison and wife Jennifer of Yuma, Arizona and Joe Garrison and wife Donna of Wiseman, Arkansas. Earl was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Walker and Evelyn Harms Walker Paschon; step father, Harold Paschon; brother, Terry Walker and infant sister, Donna Lee Walker.
Memorials made be made to Hospice of North Arkansas, 330 HWY 5 N, Suite 20, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653 or Kiwanis Club, PO Box 54, Franklin, Arkansas 72536.
Memorial service will be held Friday, December 18, 2015 beginning at 10:00 AM at Doty Family Funeral and Memorial Service Chapel, 903 Third Street, Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas 72512.
Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral and Memorial Service of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas.