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John W. Walker III

April 22, 1921 ~ March 31, 2018 (age 96)

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Gospel Baptist Church, 6235 Clingan Rd., Poland, OH for Mr. John W. Walker, III, 96, of Struthers, who went to be with his Savior on Saturday, March 31, 2018.

Mr. Walker was born April 22, 1921 in Roanoke, Virginia, a son of John W. II and Sarah Woods Walker.  He was a 1940 graduate of Scienceville High School and attended Youngstown State University.  He had worked for 29 years at Woodside Receiving Hospital and 30 years as a carrier with the United States Postal Service, retiring in 1976.  He was a faithful servant and member of the Gospel Baptist Church, its Soul-winning Ministry, Music Department, and the Golden Eagles Senior Citizen Ministry.  He enjoyed painting as an artist, woodworking, music, especially playing the guitar, trumpet, saxophone, clarinet, and he loved tennis.

He leaves to forever cherish his memories, his wife, the former Gwendolyn Hartman; his daughter, Sylvia D. (Min. Bruno) Malepou of Struthers; his stepchildren, Richard (Anna) Webster, Forest Webster, Earl Webster, Mary Davis, and Barbara (Greg) Plute; a granddaughter, Ashley Burrell; and several other step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Hazel Satterwhite Walker; second wife, Pauline Booher Walker; two brothers, David and Robert James Long; sisters, Donna Marie Long, Sophronia King and Robernette Harvey.

Visitation will be Saturday, from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the church.  Arrangements entrusted to the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.

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