Donald Lee Walker

Born: Tue., Apr. 22, 1952
Died: Thu., Sep. 2, 2021


4:00 PM to 6:30 PM, Tue., Sep. 07, 2021
Location: Pittsfield Location

Funeral Service

6:30 PM Tue., Sep. 07, 2021
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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Donald Lee Walker, age 69, of New Canton, IL passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at his home surrounded by family.  He was born on April 22, 1952 in Pittsfield, IL to Gerald and Julia Smith Walker.  He married Janice Cox on December 12, 1975 in Pittsfield, IL and she survives.

Donnie graduated from West Pike High School in 1971 and went on to work various jobs before beginning at Callender Construction as a mechanic.  He worked there for 43 years and retired in 2018.  Donnie enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family.  He travelled to Canada many years with friends and the past few times with Janice and their grandson.  He loved spending his time woodworking, tinkering, and sitting on the porch, watching the wildlife.  Donnie was a family man and a genuine person.  He could fix anything and was a quiet, hardworking man who would help anyone.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Janice Walker; three daughters, Stephanie (Steve Johnson) Lear of Monroe City, MO, Denise (Eric) Williams of Rhineland, MO, and Stacy (Troy Smith) Walker of Philadelphia, MO; fourteen grandchildren, Kaleb (Haley) Bridgewater, Kristopher Bridgewater, Konnor Bridgewater, Harley Lear, Tanner Lear, Xander Johnson, Katelyn Johnson, Chloe Johnson, Rebecca Williams, Eric Williams II, DeLaney Williams, Victoria Benjamin, Zachary (Kaitlin) Smith, and AliceAnn Walker; four great grandchildren, Ava Rae Benjamin, Ayden Smith, Carter Smith, Laelah Ricks; stepmother, Mabel Ann Kindle of New Canton, IL; siblings, Junior (JoAnn) Walker of New Canton, IL, Twilla (Gene) Smith of New Canton, IL, John (Rosemary) Walker of New Canton, IL, Linda (Jill Hays) Coleman of Hannibal, MO, and Dollie Sexton of New Canton, IL; brothers-in-law, Charles (Judy) Cox of Pittsfield, Gary (Janice) Cox of Pittsfield, IL, Kent (Wendy) Cox of Pittsfield, IL, Dwight Cox of St. Louis, MO, and Mark Cox of Florida; sister-in-law, JoAnn Friedlieb of St. Louis, MO; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Julia Walker; mother-in-law, Adela Cox; father-in-law, Duane Cox; great grandchildren, Jaxton, Emerson, and Remington Benjamin; brothers, Owen (Connie) Walker and Lyle Walker; sisters, Della Minear and Minnie Hively; nephews, David Walker, Robert Minear, and Tommy Manard; and nieces, Rashelle Cox and Sally Walker.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 6:30 PM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  Visitation will be held prior to the service on Tuesday from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to be made to Blessing Hospice or James E. Cary Cancer Center.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Donald 's memory to the following organizations:

Blessing Hospice

James E. Cary Cancer Center
5985 Hospital Drive, Hannibal MO 63401
Tel: (573) 406-5800

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Darion Sexton
   Posted Sat September 04, 2021

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Della (Walston) Green
   Posted Mon September 06, 2021
Janice, I am so sorry to hear that your husband has passed away. It has been many years since I last saw you, but wanted to let you know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Debbie Hazelrigg
   Posted Tue September 07, 2021
My deepest sympathy to Janice & family. Prayers.

Rick Toumbs
   Posted Tue September 07, 2021
Janice so sorry to hear about Donnie's passing. I sure have alot of memories growing up with him and John, riding horses everywhere because we didn't have a license yet and going swimming on horseback whenever we weren't putting up hay. Also later we did drink a few beers in our adult lives. He will be greatly missed and remembered.

Steven story
   Posted Tue September 07, 2021
Deepest sympathy to family thoughts and prayers enjoyed times I got to work with don

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