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Charles D. (Pappy) Walker

January 30, 1935 February 3, 2016
Charles D. (Pappy) Walker
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Charles Darrah “Pappy” Walker, 81, of Baily Settlement Clearfield, went to be with the Lord Wednesday February 3, 2016 at Penn Highlands DuBois Hospital with his family at his side.
 
Born January 30, 1935 in Clearfield, he was the son of Raymond and Ruth (Ritzen) Walker.  He was a 1955 graduate of Clearfield High School and served his country as both active duty and reservist in the U S Navy with the rank of QMSN.  He had worked for the former A&P grocery stores in both Emporium and Clearfield, the Clearfield Hospital, the former Acme Market in Clearfield, the former Riverside Markets in Clearfield, was a former Pike Township Supervisor, and retired from the Sky Haven Coal Co.
 
He attended and was a member of the Clearfield Alliance Church where he helped in several areas of ministry.  He was also an avid outdoorsman and was a member of the Dry Hollow Hunting Camp where he served as treasurer and camp steward for many years.  He also enjoyed working with his brother-in-law John Smeal on special projects, and participated in the Silver Sneakers Program.  Charlie loved his family and friends and in his own way made sure each person knew how special they were to him.
 
On June 12, 1955 he wed the former Patricia Ann Smeal who survives along with three children.  Deb Thompson and husband Joe of Morrisdale, Tim Walker and wife Donna of Woodland and Tom Walker and wife Wanda of Clearfield, and six grandchildren Andy Shaffer and wife Melissa, Christina Iraca and husband Christion, Eric Walker, Mark Walker and wife Allison, Thomas Walker Jr. and wife Kacey and Micah Walker.
 
Also surviving are two great grandchildren Hudson Walker and Anna Iraca, two step grandchildren JoAnne Thompson and Joy Thompson, five step great grandchildren Gage, Ethan, Paityn, Trista and Airan, as well as a brother JohnWalker of Homer City and a sister Jean McCall of Greenville, RD Grampian.
 
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at the Clearfield Alliance Church on Saturday February 6, 2016 at 2:00 PM, with Pastor Robert Goldenberg officiating.
 
Friends will be received at the church from 12 Noon until time of services at 2 PM.
 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Clearfield Alliance Church Missionary Fund 45 Alliance Road Clearfield, PA 16830
 
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com.
 
The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.

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