Melvin Duane WalkerMay 23, 1942 ~ January 13, 2018 (age 75)
Melvin Duane Walker, 75, of Hickory, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018.
He was born May 23, 1942 at home on the family farm in North Bethlehem Township, a son of Melvin Jay Walker and Lois Hillberry Walker Bailey.
Mr. Walker was a 1960 graduate of Trinity High School.
Duane was drafted and served with the US Air Force from 1961 until honorably discharged in 1965.
He attended carpenter school and training in Pittsburgh, graduating in 1970.
Mr. Walker worked for the Brotherhood of Carpenters Local #84 as a union carpenter and supervisor. He retired in 2000 following 30 years of work on many commercial buildings and hospitals. He also built his family home.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 47 years, Donna Tustin Walker; three children, Nicole Grimes of Moon Twp., Erin Walker of Hickory and Shawn Walker of Republic; five grandchildren, Nathan and Megan Grimes, Holden Cowden and Corrine and Steven Walker; a sister, Donna Boswell of Georgia; in laws, Lois Jean Bedillion of Hickory and Donald and Carol Schwartz of Canonsburg; and several nieces and nephews.
A brother-in-law Gary Bedillion is deceased.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in the McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, Owner/Supervisor, 27 Cherry Ave., Houston, PA 15342. Services and interment will be private.