Eugene Wilson Walker, 76, of Faifield died July 19

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Eugene Wilson Walker, 76, of Fairfield died July 19, 2017, at Augusta Health in Fishersville.

Born April 2, 1941 in Lynchburg, he was a son of the late Percy Hatcher Walker and Mildred Bedsaul Walker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, E.W. Walker.

Mr. Walker was a member of the Concord Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Arlene Groah Walker of 57 years as of the day we lay him to rest; one daughter, Melanie Taylor, both of Fairfield; two sisters, Margaret "Peg" Hunt of Lynchburg and Juanita June “Cricket” Norcross; one special sister-in-law, Audrey Knick, both of Fairfield; three grandchildren, Halei and Dawson Taylor, and Derrike Walker; and two great-grandchildren, Madalyn and Lincoln Walker.

A funeral was conducted Friday, July 21, at the Harrison Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Ward officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in loving memory of Eugene to the South River Fire Department, 5842 N. Lee Highway, Fairfield, VA 24435.

Arrangements were by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

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