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112 West King Street
P.O. Box 336
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Phone: 717-532-2211
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Lester Walker

Lester E. "Tom" Walker

Sunday, March 31st, 1929 - Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
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Lester E. “Tom” Walker, 90, of Walnut Bottom, PA, passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2019, in the Chambersburg Hospital.

He was born March 31, 1929, in Hockersville, PA. Tom was a son of the late Harvey and Ethel Newcomer Walker.

He attended Trinity United Methodist Church, Walnut Bottom. Tom retired from the former Duplex Products in Mechanicsburg, where he was a pressman. Years ago he worked at the Beistle Company in Shippensburg. Tom was a graduate of the Carlisle High School and a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed woodworking, including making stringed instruments, which he enjoyed playing. Tom also enjoyed interacting with the local Mennonite community.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary “Carolyn” Goodhart Walker, whom he married September 26, 1953. She passed away on May 29, 2014. Two brothers, Sylvester “Pete” and Harold Walker, and a sister, Viola Shumaker, are also deceased.

He is survived by six children, Patrick K. (Terry) Walker of Carlisle, Jennifer L. Hande of Camp Hill, Mary E. (Robert) Henry of Walnut Bottom, Lucinda M. (Robert) Dobler of Chambersburg, William H. Walker and his companion, Susan Zullinger of Newville, and Benjamin L. (Rosemary) Walker, of Walnut Bottom; 12 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, one step-great-granddaughter; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Monday, September 30, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. in the Rehoboth Cemetery, Walnut Bottom. There will be no viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 5051 Letterkenny Rd., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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    Monday, September 30th, 2019 2:00pm
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Edna M Martin

Posted at 01:59pm
We wish to express our heartfelt condolences to the Walker family. Tom was a good friend and will be missed. Sincerely, John and Edna Martin

Shannon Walker

Posted at 07:10pm
Hello pappy its me cameron, I didn’t think you would go so soon. Atleast i got to see you. You were the best, you were stubborn, funny, and it almost seemed like you never aged at all. I’m so grateful i got to see you every saturday and i enjoyed every second of it. I miss you so much and i still can’t believe you are gone. The memories of us together will forever be remembered and savored in my heart and mind. I love you pap.

Shannon Walker

Posted at 06:58pm
I miss you. You are with your soulmate now. I always thought you would live forever. I am so grateful to have you as my Grandfather. I had so many more things that I wanted to talk to you about, and so much I wanted my children to learn from you. I wasn’t ready yet. Love you, Pap


Posted at 01:59pm
At this sorrowful period in your life, please accept my sincerest condolences for the death of your loved one.  Reflecting on the divine promises found in the Bible will give you hope and strength to keep going until all of God's promises are fulfilled. (Romans 15:13; John 5:28, 29).

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