Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

George D. Walker

George D. Walker, 83, of 47 Harriett Drive, died unexpectedly early Sunday in the emergency room of Shelby Memorial Hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home.

Born June 9, 1909, in Shelby, he was the son of the late George David and Clara (Kurtzman) Walker. He was a well-known photographer and artist in the Shelby area. He retired from the Shelby Business Forms in 1974 then worked out of his home doing portraits and photography until suffering a stroke in 1984.

Mr. Walker was a member of First Lutheran Church; Shelby Masonic Lodge 350, F&AM; Royal Arch Masons Chapter 178; and Rizpah Chapter 153, Order of Eastern Star. He was a graduate of the Cincinnati Art Institute.

Surviving is his wife, Lois Ross Walker, whom he married April 7, 1973; five daughters and four sons-in- law: Barbara Stiving of Taylor, Michigan, Jeorgene and AI Gooding of Bradenton, FL, Bonnie and Robert Kehl of Lexington, Mary and the Rev. J. Malcolm Brook of Shelby, and Laura and Phil Amsbaugh of Ashland; four sons and daughters-in-law: Gerald “Junior” and Bonnie Potts of Shelby, Charles Eugene and Jayne Potts of Upper Sandusky, Leo and Romona Bringman of Chilcoat, CA, and George and Sonja Bringman of Ashland; 32 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and a brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Marion Walker of Prescott, AZ.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Irene Andrews Walker in 1972; a grandson, Everett Dean Amsbaugh; and a sister, Dorothy Armintrout.

Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Turner Funeral Home where Eastern Star services will be held at 8:30 p.m. and funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Steven C. Bond, associate pastor of First Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church Elevator Fund or to the Shelby Public Health League and left in care of the funeral home.

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