August 21, 2008 –
Bruce Alan Walker of Cuba, Missouri was born Tuesday, September 29, 1942 at Claremore, Oklahoma to the union of Luther and Augustine (nee: Spitto) Walker and left from this life on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 65 years 8 months and 25 days.
Bruce served in the United States Marine Corps from 28 June 1960 until 30 December 1963.
He was united in marriage to Dorothy Valley on August 12, 1966 at St. Louis, Missouri and to this union six children were born: Merry, Donald, Sonya, Jonathan, Marc and Matthew.
Bruce worked as a laborer most of his life. He started out working for Daisy BB Gun Company for a few years before going to Crane Company. He worked at Emerson Electric in Rogers, AR and he also drove a truck for Willy Shaw Company. He completed his career at Dana Brake Company, Cuba, Missouri.
Bruce was a full blooded American Indian. His father came from the Sac & Fox Nation Tribe located in Stroud, OK and his mother came from the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Tribe located in Mayetta, KS.
In his spare time he enjoyed following his family heritage by making Indian crafts, necklaces and dream catchers. He enjoyed fishing, working crossword puzzles, his toy poodle “Lady Bug” and playing baseball with his wife and kids when they were young.
Bruce is preceded in death by his parents Luther and Augustine Walker, three children: Merry Augustine, Donald Alan and Matthew Joseph Walker, one granddaughter Nicole Walker and other relatives and friends.
Those who left to treasure his memory and to celebrate his life is his loving wife Dorothy Walker of Cuba, three children; Sonya and husband Gregory Ford of Cuba, Jonathan Wayne Walker of Springfield, MO, and Marc Alan Walker and special friend Jo Ann Fortney of Morgantown, West Virginia, one sister Geraldine Casey of Coolidge, Texas, ten grandchildren: Andrea Meador, Kody, Michael and Erick Ford, Jessica Ross, Brittaney and Lakota Walker, Alexandra and Jonathan Walker, Jr. and Robert Garrett and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Visitation is Thursday, June 26 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Britton Funeral Home of Cuba.
Military honors service will be held at 10:45 a.m., Friday, June 27 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. Honored to be serving as pallbearers are Kody Ford, Nathan Bowen, Greg Ford, Roy Shroder, Carol Skaggs, Joey Curtis and Lindsey Collins.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Walker family in care of Britton Funeral Home.
Britton Funeral Home of Cuba is honored to be serving the Walker family.
(Courtesy of Britton Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri)