MANSFIELD: Harold L. Walker, 76, of Mansfield, Ohio passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, April 20, 2012.
Born September 11, 1935 in Mansfield, he was the son of Lester and Nevella (Addlesberger) Walker.
A 1953 graduate of Ontario High School, Harold was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he was an engineer and secretary to the Major at Ft. McLeland, AL.
He worked as a business agent for Bricklayers Union, Local #40 for over 40 years before retiring in 1997.
Harold was also a Gold Card member of Local #40 and past union president for the State of Ohio.
He was a member of the American Legion in Bellville, VFW in Lexington and Ontario, and a lifetime member of Local #40.
Harold always loved a party, especially his Halloween party he threw every year. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing, and going for a walk in the woods, and loved spending time at his cabin in Pennsylvania. Harold enjoyed life. He spent most days working on his daily "to-do" list, but most of all, he loved spending time with his family, grandchildren, and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Betty Walker of Mansfield; daughters, Vicki (Bill) DeVore of Bellville, Ohio and Terri Tallman of Indianapolis, IN; son, Garland (Eve) Tallman of Clarksville, TN; grandchildren, John, Crysti, Jeff, Rachael, Erin, Garl, Eamon, and Ian; 16 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and very good friends.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Darlene Dewalt and grandchildren, Donna and Siobhan.
Friends may call Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Rd., Ontario. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home.
Military graveside services conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Squad will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice .
Online guest registry at www.wappner.com