George B. Walker, 81, of Clarence, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at the Cornerstone Hospice in Orlando, FL. Born on November 2, 1939, he was the son of the late Ralph J. and Vera (Mayes) Walker. On November 12, 1960, in Clarence, he married Elizabeth M. “Betty” Swancer. Betty survives at home.
George was a 1957 graduate of Bald Eagle Area High School. He joined the United States Army on March 10, 1958 and received his honorable discharge on February 28, 1961, earning the rank of SP4 and received the Good Conduct Medal.
He was employed as a Press Operator at JH France Refractory, retiring after 33 years of service. He was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Council 12038 in Clarence, 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Pope John Paul II Assembly 952 in Clearfield, a member of the Clarence American Legion Post 813, Snow Shoe VFW Post 5644, and the Snow Shoe Lions Club. He attended the Snow Shoe Christian Missionary Alliance Church.
After retiring, George and Betty became snowbirds and spent their winters traveling in their motor home and have made lasting friendships along the way. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and watching wildlife.
George is survived by his wife, two sons: Kenneth P. Walker of Belleville, and David J. Walker and his wife, Fran, of Pine Glen, and one daughter, Colleen D. Walker and her husband, Leslie Sutton, of Virginia Beach, VA. Also surviving is his one brother: Dale Walker and his wife, Linda, of Runville, one sister, Nina Kelley and her husband, Ken, of Bush Hollow, one aunt, Velma Mowerly of Pleasant Gap, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 11:30 am, at the Mountaintop Christian Alliance Church in Snow Shoe with Pastor Duane White officiating. Visitation will be from 11-11:30, followed by a Lions Memorial Service given by the Snow Shoe Area Lions Club. Burial with full military honors will be at 2pm at the Advent Cemetery, Boggs Twp.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, 106 W. Sycamore St. Snow Shoe. An online guest book can be signed or condolences to the family available at www.daughenbaughfuneralhome.com.