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Gene Walker, 88, of Oceana, WV, passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2017 at Beckley ARH, Beckley, WV.
He was born on November 10, 1928 in Baileysville, WV, a son of the late Warner and Virgie Dameron Walker.
Gene was a member of the Cyclone Missionary Baptist Church and the UMWA. He retired from Eastern's Harris Mine and Consol's Mine in Lynco. He loved rabbit hunting, fishing and was a bee keeper.
Brother Gene loved to study the Bible and his prayers and testimony were a blessing to all.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a great grandson McKenzie Walker.
Survivors include his loving wife of 67 years Helen Blankenship Walker; a daughter Cheryl Walker of Oceana; a son Geary (Robin) Walker of Bedford, VA; a sister Janice Pack of Oceana; four grandchildren John, Brandon, Shasta and Nicholas Walker; three great grandchildren Nathan, Josie and Declan; and a host of other loving family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM on Saturday, June 17, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor Stephen Walls and Rev. Steve Acord officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11 AM until time of service on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the funeral home.
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Published on June 15, 2017
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