CANNELBURG, Indiana: Paul Joseph Walker, 70, died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 2008 at his home.
Born Oct. 5, 1937, in Cannelburg, he was the son of Louis “Bernard” and Anna (Pauly) Walker.
He graduated from Montgomery High School and later graduated from Indiana State University in Terre Haute with BS and MS degrees in English and Speech. He later received his guidance and counseling license from Indiana State University as well. He taught school at Shoals High School for 30 years, retiring in 1993. After retirement he drove for the Senior Services in Washington. He was a lifetime farmer, avid sports fan, reader and lover of the outdoors.
He is survived by his wife, Theresa (Brothers) Walker, whom he married Oct. 15, 1960, two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Debra (Mix) Walker of Washington and Nathan and Emily (Carrico) Walker of Cannelburg; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia and Thomas Hock of Montgomery and Angela and Giancarlo Noschese of Niceville, Fla.; one brother and sister-in-law, John and Judy Walker of Loogootee; sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Lou Lockhart of Virginia, Ill., Loretta Withem of Beech Grove, Helen Steeb of Indianapolis, and Kay and Dennis Petroff of Beech Grove; sister-in-law, Betty Walker of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Charli and Mindi Steiner of Montgomery, Lauren, Zachary and Nicholas Walker of Washington, Tanya Taake of Italy, Lena, Alex and Yefry Taake of Niceville, Fla., Natalie and Jonathon Walker of Cannelburg; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Jerome, Ed and Charles Walker; and one sister, Betty Shea.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at All Saints Catholic Church in Cannelburg. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Montgomery.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at All Saints Catholic Church.
Preferred memorials are to Shoals Dollars for Scholars, Barr-Reeve Scholarship Foundation or Washington Catholic Endowment Fund.
Arrangements are being made through Brocksmith Funeral Home, Loogootee.
This page created 03/29/2008
RESPONSES TO THIS PAGE
Dear Doug, My daughter, Cindy, just told me of the site, Jugrox.com. How kind of you to put the pictures of Paul at the Alumni reunion on the web page. Little did we know at that time he would pass away 8 months later. He loved Shoals and all the students that he had. He never forgot any of you and was always very interested in you and what you had done with your lives. We had an overwhelming bunch of cards, visits and donations to the Shoals Dollars for Scholars. All of this is greatly appreciated. He would have been so pleased and yet he would have felt undeserving. Again Thank you and all who have been so kind.
Mrs. Paul (Theresa) Walker (04/26/2008)
So sorry to hear about Mr. Walker's passing. He was my absolutely favorite teacher. I am so glad you took the pics of him at the banquet this past year and sent them to me. Thanks for that and for keeping me updated. Love to all, Mona (Hilbert) Child.
GREAT JOB , DOUG . VERY NICE OF YOU . HE WAS QUITE THE MAN . Spencer Keller
I just received a message from Marjorie Baker with a link to your web site and the tribute to Mr. Walker. It was so nice to see the picture of him wearing his Jug Rox blue. We were all so fortunate to have had him as a teacher and an example of how to live our lives. How often, when we get together with old classmates does someone say 'remember in Mr. Walker's class when...' He made a real impact on my life, and I am hopefully a better person because of it.
Thanks for taking the time to post the memorial to him. Debbie (Sherfick) Guy
I just visited your web site. Debbie Sherfick forwarded it to me. Paul Walker was quite a person as well as a teacher. I can’t think of a single person who ever said anything negative about him. I’ll keep you site short cut & check for new pictures. It would be pretty cool to get more class photos in there. I saw the class of ’67 in there, didn’t you graduate in ’70?, I graduated in ’71.
I better get back to work; tell ‘Frankin Foot’ I said Hi, as well as the rest of the clan. I am going to try to get back there this year sometime, probably around 1st week of October. Hope to see you then. Larry G. Belcher
Hello Doug, Thanks to you for making such a nice tribute to my brother-in-law, Paul Walker. I am also a very dear friend of Susie (Denny) Burch and she sent me this, too. He was a wonderful husband and father, a wonderful brother-in-law, a wonderful teacher and a wonderful person and I know he loved Shoals High School so much. He always smiled and laughed when he talked about all you kids there. Keep up all your good work. I know my family appreciates it. Thank you, Jane (Brothers) Stuckwisch. 05/20/2008
Doug’s reply to Jane:
Hi Jane, Mr Walker’s daughter Cindy (we refer to her as Nurse Cindy) came to the funeral service of a dear lady from our church, Hazel Cobb this past Saturday. My youngest son Nathan had an appointment with Cindy a couple of weeks ago and told her that until I read Mr. Walker's obituary, I didn't know she was his daughter. Cindy so much reflects the same compassion and caring for her patients as Mr. Walker did for his students and we are so blessed to have people like this in our lives. Thanks again and God Bless, Doug Brassine
I couldn't agree with you more on your comments about Cindy. She is my goddaughter so I may be prejudiced, but I think she is the greatest. She is and always has done so well and made her family proud. Thanks for answering and, again, I appreciate your efforts to get Paul's memory out there. Jane
Mr. Walker was a wonderful person and an outstanding teacher. I feel privileged to have known and to have been taught by him. Max Henry, Winnabow, North Carolina. 05/30/2008
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