Earl D. Walker

picture-pubPATOKA — Earl “Slick” Deneen Walker, 84, of Patoka died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at his residence.

He was born April 4, 1930 in Patoka the son of Isaac and Mary (Lucas) Walker. He married Lucille Norris at the Patoka First United Methodist Church on June 4, 1949.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Lucille Walker; son Kenneth Walker and wife Suzy; daughters Susan Landreth and husband Butch, Nina Tune and husband Jeff, Denise Forehand and husband Shane, and Donna Sullens and husband Daren; son-in-law Ed Parker; sister Helen Mullen; sister-in-law Marjorie Walker; grandchildren Nick Parker, Robert Parker, Lura Thompson, Eb Walker, Jeremy Landreth, Mark Landreth, Lori Stephens, Kara Belcher, Ryan Tune, Morgan Belcher, Dani Simpson and Walker Simpson; step-grandchildren Dalton Forehand, Cole Forehand, Dawson Sullens, and Dalaney Sullens; great-grandchildren Melanie, Nicole, and Reed Parker, Brady Thompson, Matthew, Emma, Owen, and Aubri Landreth, Annabelle, Caroline, and Jonah Stephens, Gwen, Addyson, and Burke Belcher and Nolan Howerton; and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Walker was preceded in death by his parents Isaac and Mary Walker; his daughter Connie Parker; granddaughter Cheryle Parker; brothers Claude, Bert, Lucas, Glenn, Paul and Amel Dean; sisters Lela Wortman, Effie Bricker, Mabel Oates, Ann Crawford, and Nina Bodine.

Mr. Walker serviced as a business agent for Patoka Local 780 and was Patoka Township Road Commissioner. He was a member of the Patoka First United Methodist Church and Marion County Farm Bureau. Slick immensely enjoyed hunting and fishing. He trained bird dogs and received many trophies with his dog, Sport. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends; likewise, he enjoyed all the visits from everyone who randomly stopped by.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Patoka First United Methodist Church in Patoka with Pastor Steve Upchurch officiating. Interment will be in the Magassi cemetery in Patoka.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the funeral service at the Patoka First United Methodist Church in Patoka.

Memorials may be made to Patoka First United Methodist Church or Magassi cemetery. Online condolences and memories of Slick may be shared with the family at daymaczfuneralhomes.com and/or on Facebook.