Garry E. Walker, age 73, of Monmouth, Illinois passed away at 11:08 pm on September 30, 2020 at Generations in Peoria, Illinois. Garry was born on September 16, 1947 in rural Walnut Township, in Missouri and is the son of Harley Eugene and Lucille Ruth Leath Walker. He was raised in Cameron, Illinois where he attended school and attended Warren High School. Garry proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was employed thirty years as a forklift operator for Maytag Company in Galesburg, Illinois until his retirement in 1997. Garry had a big garden and loved to garden and tend to it. He loved to go hunting with his father and later loved to go fishing with his buddies from Admiral.
He is survived by three sisters, Velda L. Shimmin of Monmouth, IL; Karen S. Reynolds and Dan in Florida; and Ruth R. Nickerson of Monmouth, Illinois and his long friend from Maytag, Bill Gustafson, also is surviving. There are numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces and Nephews and cousins also surviving. He is preceded in his death by his parents.
As per his wishes, cremation has been accorded Garry and a private family graveside for the interment of his ashes is being planned by his family at a later date. A memorial fund is being designated for the Veterans Administration Clinic in Galesburg, Illinois.
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