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Earl Wilbur Walker

August 10, 1927 October 19, 2014
Earl Wilbur Walker
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Obituary for Earl Wilbur Walker

Lowell-Tims Funeral Home

WALKER

Earl Wilbur Walker, age 87, of Altus, passed away Sunday morning, October 19, 2014, at Tamarack Retirement Center, in Altus.

Wilbur was born in Altus, Oklahoma on August 10, 1927, to Levy Clinton and Oda Ethel (Pitcox) Walker. Growing up in Altus, Wilbur graduated from Altus High School in 1945, and joined the United States Navy where he proudly served his country from 1945 until 1946 during World War II and again from 1950 until 1953 during the Korean War. After his first tour of duty, Wilbur continued in the Navy Reserves while working for the Oklahoma State Highway Department and building the road to Quartz Mountain State Lodge. During the time at sea, Wilbur served on the USS Glenn and the USS Serasota while based out of California. On June 14, 1947, he married Betty Maurice Boyd and they spent the next sixty-seven wonderful years together until his death. After being honorable discharged in 1953, Wilbur joined the United States Postal Service, retiring as the Hollis Postmaster in 1982. A long-time member of the Elm and Hudson Church of Christ, Wilbur taught Bible Class for over fifty years and served as the church treasurer for twenty-two years. A loyal supporter of Westview Boys Home, in Hollis, Wilbur began serving as a board member in 1972 and served as chairman of the board, treasurer and member of the Westview Foundation. Wilbur was also a member of the American Legion for over forty years, the Kiwanis Club for ten years, where he served as treasurer for six years. Wilbur and Betty were also youth sponsors for many years at church and accompanied the church youth and Westview Boys Home on many trips as sponsors. In his spare time Wilbur loved being with his friends and family and traveling, especially to Branson and Colorado Springs.

Preceded in death by his parents; one brother, William Wesley "Sonny" Walker; a sister-in-law, Shirlen McDaniel and a brother-in-law, Bill Milam, he is survived by his wife Betty, of the home; a sister-in-law, June Milam of Springdale, Arkansas; a brother-in-law, Roy McDaniel of Altus; six special nieces and nephews, Ditzi Dee Cameron of Springdale, Arkansas, Billy Lee Milam and wife Patty of Omaha, Nebraska, Kim Hamilton and husband David of Oletha, Kansas, Pam Keck of Altus, Wilbur Glenn McDaniel and wife Connie of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Patricia Luebking and husband Mike of Altus along with many other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services for Wilbur Walker will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Chapel with Tom Bailey officiating. Interment will follow at the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home of Altus.

The family will greet friends on Tuesday evening at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home from 6 until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to Westview Boys Home, in memory of Wilbur Walker.

Online tributes may be made to the family at www.Lowell-Tims.com

For family and friends not able to attend the service, Lowell-Tims will provide a live web-cast of the service beginning at 9:58 a.m. Wednesday. Go to www.Lowell-Tims.com and click on obituaries. Then click on Wilbur Walker. There will be a button inviting you to join the web-cast.

10/21/2014
6:00 PM
8:00 PM
Visitation
Lowell-Tims Chapel
1100 East Tamarack Road
Altus
OK
73521



10/22/2014
10:00 AM

Funeral
Lowell-Tims Chapel
1100 East Tamarack Road
Altus
OK
73521

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