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Robert Roy Walker

July 14, 2015

Life Sketch of Robert Walker


Robert Walker, 69, died on July 14th at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita, Kansas.


Robert was born on July 28, 1945 to Ralph and Leona (Wooten)  Walker in McPherson, Kansas.


Robert was a Vietnam Veteran who served four tours of duty. He was impacted by his time of service and he dealt with the emotional scars of Vietnam throughout his whole life.


Robert never met a stranger, he would talk with anyone and cared about helping others and their needs more than his own.  He was the former President of the Newton Saddle Club.  He loved his grandchildren and was preceded in death by his best friend “Butch”.


He is survived by his wife: Marie Walker; daughter: Alicia and James Ditty; Step-children: Melissa and Mike Ballinger and Tyler and Krystal Leiby; niece, Deborah Walker; five grandchildren; four great nieces and nephews; and nine great nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents: Ralph and Leona Walker; and brother: Don Walker.


Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 20th at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, July 19th, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., with the family present from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. to greet friends.  A committal will follow the service at Greenwood Cemetery.


A memorial has been established for Caring Hands-Humane Society of Newton, 1400 S.E. 3rd, Newton, KS. 67114. Petersenfa

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