The Washington Times-Herald

May 27, 2013

Henry ‘Hank’ Walker

May 8, 1923 - May 22, 2013


Washington Times-Herald

BASEHOR, Kan. — Henry B. “Hank” Walker, 90, formerly of Loogootee, died Wednesday at his home in Kansas. Born May 8, 1923, in Loogootee, he was the son of Blumer and Ethel (Hembree) Walker. A 1941 graduate of Loogootee High School, he served in the Army Air Corps in World War II in North Africa. After his discharge from the Army, he obtained a civilian aircraft mechanic license and worked for TWA on engine overhaul in Kansas City for over 31 years, never missing work for illness or weather. He was an avid bowler and accomplished carpenter, a skill he learned from his father. He built and enjoyed renovating furniture. He is survived by stepchildren Bill Foley, Barbara Foley and Linda Karman, along with their spouses, children and grandchildren; and a cousin, Radus and his wife Juanita Hembree of Loogootee. He is preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Roscoe Powell; his first wife, Doraline Walker; and his second wife, Jeanne (Fuchs) Foley Walker. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at South Martin Cemetery in Rutherford Township in Martin County. The Loogootee American Legion and V.F.W. will conduct military services. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being made through Brocksmith-Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee. Online condolences may be made at www.brocksmithblakefuneralhomes.com.