Kent Walker, age 86, of Clarence, MO, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at Moberly Medical Center in Moberly, MO.
He was born February 1, 1927, in Anabel, MO, the son of Preston V. and Madge Pritchard Walker. In 1952 he was united in marriage to Billie Jane Day at the First Baptist Church in Columbia, MO. She survives.
Kent is also survived by four children, Beth Anne Walker of Scottdale, AZ, John Preston Walker and wife Lynn of Anabel, MO, Mark Taylor Walker of Macon, MO and Jane Lynn Walker of St. Louis, MO; seven grandchildren, Preston, Jenny, Tyler, Courtney, Meagan, Jordan and Andrew; two great-grandchildren, Emory and Emalyne; one sister, Roxie White of Richmond, VA and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John Preston and Wendell Walker and two sisters, Jeanette Spellman and Mary Maupin.
Kent was a graduate of the Clarence High School and a member of the First Baptist Church of Macon, MO. He graduated from the University of Missouri where he was a member of the Farm House Fraternity. He was an active Rotary Club member, Samaritan Memorial Hospital board member and a proud supporter of University of Missouri athletics. He was active with the VFW, Clarence Rural Fire Department and the Rural Water District.
Kent loved spending time with friends and family, working on the family farm and cheering on Mizzou and the Cardinals.
Funeral services will be held at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Clarence, MO, on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 12:30 pm with burial to follow in Bethlehem Cemetery near Anabel, MO. Visitation will be held at the Funeral Home in Clarence on Friday, February 22, 2013, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Memorials may be made to the Clarence VFW or the Clarence Rural Fire Department.
TIME OF FUNERAL AND VISITATION HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SERVICE.