Marion E. “M.E.” Walker
Marion E. “M.E.” Walker, 81, passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at his residence in Flat Rock.
By his side was his loving and devoted wife of 29 years, Vivian L. (Riley) Walker, whom he married on Sept. 14, 1984, in Blytheville, Ark.
M.E. was born on Oct. 11, 1931, at home on Haggard Road in Brown County to his parents, the late Carl Marion and Opal Marie (Haggard) Walker. He was a 1950 graduate of Morgantown High School and went on to serve as an airman first class with the 407th Air Refueling Squadron of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He also was a graduate of the Aircraft and Engine School of the U.S. Air Force. M.E. was proud to be a veteran and to have been a service technician for the B-29 bomber airplane during the conflict.
M.E. retired in 1975 as a service and sales representative for the Chevrolet Motor Division after 22 years of service. He also was a retired farmer, farming in southern Johnson County for more than 29 years. M.E. attended the Old Union United Church of Christ in Edinburgh and was a life member of the Shelbyville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2695.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling with his wife in their camper trailer and horseback riding. He was a fan of the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana University men’s basketball and NASCAR.
He is survived by his wife; four children, Michael E. (Kellie) Bowers of Indianapolis, Melessa E. Walker of Fort Wayne, Jeffery Michael Deiwert of Flat Rock and Richard (Dawn) Deiwert Jr. of Hope; and three siblings, Donald L. Walker of Hudson, Fla., Judith C. Miller of Whiteland and Curtis G. Walker of Trafalgar. M.E. will be remembered by his five grandchildren, Rick and Matt Deiwert, Kristal Baker, and Jessica and Dana Bowers; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The Rev. J. Kirby Rupp will conduct a funeral service at 4 p.m. Saturday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home, Cremation and Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St., Morgantown. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Burial with military graveside rites will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of M.E. to the Shelby County Animal Shelter, 705 Hale Road, Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Walker family at www.meredith-clark.com.