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David L. Walker, 81, Franklin

David L. Walker, 81, of Franklin, formerly of Morgantown, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at his home.

He was born Oct. 7, 1931, in Helmsburg, son of Verlis Leo and Gladys Viola (Siscoe) Walker.

He married Janice (Richardson) Walker on July 19, 1952, in Bedford; she survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Kathy (Bob) Smith of Morgantown, Dee Ann (James) Gorman of Greenwood; a grandson, Jason Mathis of Bloomington; a step-grandchild, Josh Smith; three great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

David graduated from Helmsburg High School and was on the basketball team that won the sectional tournament in 1949. He served in the U. S. Army in Korea as a sergeant with the 9th Infantry Regiment and the 2nd Infantry Division. David was a past master of Morgantown Masonic Lodge No. 358, past patron of Morgantown Order of Eastern Star No. 379, and was also a member of Franklin Masonic Lodge No. 107. He was a charter member of Morgantown Junior Chamber of Commerce, a member of Florida State Shuffleboard Association and a charter member of Johnson County Shuffleboard Club of Franklin. David retired from Allison General Motors after 39.5 years of service. He enjoyed boating on Lake Monroe, building and tinkering around in the garage, and was an avid Pacer and Indiana University fan.

Visitation was Monday Oct. 15 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Franklin. The funeral was Tuesday Oct. 16 at the funeral home with Rev. Les Bearden officiating. Burial took placee at East Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to American Lung Assn., 115 W. Washington St., Suite 1180-S, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

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Josephine Lee Cueto, 62, Morgantown
  Daughter of Priscilla Burgmeier of Nashville

Mary 'Jane' Kollman, 92, Nashville
  Mother of Janet (Tom) Gaskins of Nashville

Charlotte K. (Adkins) Wilson, 67, Franklin
  Former resident of Brown County

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