Earl William Walker, age 85 of Eminence, died Monday, February 19, 2018 at his residence. He was born September 27, 1932 in LaGrange, and was the son of the late William McKinley and Ocie Mae Walker. He worked in several meat packing plants in Louisville and retired from Hussey Copper in Eminence. He was a member of Union Baptist Church, and a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his wife: Myrtle Cox Walker of Eminence; two daughters: Barbara A. Overstreet (Ronald G. Overstreet), of Shelbyville, and Joyce M. Combs (Tony L. Combs) of Shelbyville; one brother: Jesse Walker (Wanda); three sisters: Betty Walker, Sally Walker, and Nancy Walker; eight grandchildren: Craig Roberts, Brad Roberts, Ashley Roberts, James Walker, Anthony Brown, Christopher Brown, Josh Ethington, and Andrea Ethington; and several great- and great-great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Sholar Funeral Home of Pleasureville. Rev. Bob Litton, pastor of Union Baptist Church will officiate. Visitation is scheduled for 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, February 23, 2018, and from 10 a.m. until time of services on Saturday. Burial will be in Smithfield Cemetery with military honors.
Pallbearers will be Tony L. Combs, Ronald Overstreet, Craig Roberts, Brad Roberts, Anthony Brown, and James Walker.
Online condolences may be expressed at sholarfuneralhome.com.