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Keith Martin Walker

June 23, 1958 ~ May 25, 2022 (age 63)

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Keith Martin Walker, 63, of Patoka passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at his home. He was born on June 23, 1958, the son of Charles and Pat (Edwards) Walker in Centralia. He married Kelly Lynn Fisher on February 20, 1988, in Olney and she preceded him in death on September 26, 2014.


Survivors include his beloved family, his mother Pat Walker of Salem; three children Kylee Black of Olney, Korey Walker and wife Abbey Walker, and Kolten Walker and wife Kayla Walker all of Patoka; grandchildren Trace Toliver, Sarah Black, Elizabeth Rose Walker, Charles Walker, Kaine Walker, and Kellie Walker; siblings Dana Meyer and husband John, and Stacey Beavin and husband Dan; aunt and uncle Rosemary and Larry Alexander; many nieces and nephews; mother-in-law Frieda Walker of Olney; and father-in-law Ronald Fisher and Frances Wilkey of Central City.


Along with his wife of 26 years, Kelly Walker, Keith was preceded in death by his father Charles “Red” Walker; granddaughter Hailey Jo Walker; and his father-in-law Jerry Walker.


Keith enjoyed living in the country where he could take advantage of spending time in the great outdoors. He loved to fish for anything that would bite. Keith liked to go rabbit hunting and each spring he couldn’t wait to get out in the woods and hunt for mushrooms. He had worked in the Coal Mine in the past, but most recently farmed for James Nattier. Keith was a natural behind the wheel of a John Deere tractor who had a passion for farming. He was so proud of his grandchildren and took time to give his attention to them, teaching them all he knew. Keith was the most at home spending time laughing and sharing stories with his family. He was a man of respect, honor, and generosity who will be deeply missed.


A celebration of life service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2022, at the Day Macz Funeral Home in Patoka with Minister Micah Schnautz officiating. Interment will follow at Magassi Cemetery in rural Patoka. Friends are welcome to a visitation time from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home in Patoka. Memorials may be made in Keith’s honor to the Magassi Cemetery. Online condolences and memories of Keith may be shared with the family by visiting www.maczfuneralhomes.com and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
May 28, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Patoka Funeral Home
101 East Clinton
Patoka, IL 62875

Celebration of Life
Saturday
May 28, 2022

12:00 PM
Patoka Funeral Home
101 East Clinton
Patoka, IL 62875

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