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Pete Walker

Sep 17th, 1930 - Nov 17th, 2021

Visitation: 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora

Graveside Ceremony: 1 p.m. Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Rusk Cemetery


   Owen “Pete” Walker, age 91, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Wednesday evening, November 17, 2021, at Flora Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.

   He was born September 17, 1930, in Grayville, Illinois, the son of Herman Owen and Jewell (Baker) Walker.  He was united in marriage to Esther Tolliver in 1982, and they shared 39 wonderful years together.

   Pete retired from Haliburton after 27 years.  He was a member of the Flora First Christian Church and the Flora Elks Club.  He loved his family and grandchildren and always carried a small book with important information and especially birthdays and anniversaries of the special people in his life.  Pete was a dedicated volunteer at the Clay County Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry for 18 years.  For his volunteer work he earned several awards, including special recognition by the Flora Chamber of Commerce who named him the 2014 Citizen of the Year along with his wife, Esther.  He received the Outstanding Volunteer Award from C.E.F.S. and the Alumni of the Year award from Clay County 4-H.  Pete was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed bowling and watching all sports.    

   He is survived by his wife: Esther Walker of Flora; children: Mark Walker of Mattoon, Shari (Tom) Evans of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, Diane Parker of Mattoon, Michael (Kendra) Walker of Altamont, Randy (Ricarda) Tolliver of Louisville, Kelly (Cindy) Tolliver, and Rick (Lori) Tolliver of Xenia; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson; a brother: Bob Walker of Grayville; and 3 nieces and 1 nephew.

   He was preceded in death by his parents: Herman Owen and Jewell Walker; a sister: Norma Todd; a grandson: Seth Tolliver; and a niece: Caren Alsop.

   A graveside ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Rusk Cemetery with Loren Holloway officiating.  A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to Clay County Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry or Flora First Christian Church and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a memory or condolence visit:   


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Pastor Tim Hahn

November 18th

Pete was a wonderful Christian man! I always enjoyed working at the pantry with him and talking Cubs baseball!!! The peace of the Lord be with all of his loved ones!

Sammie Wickiser

November 18th

Class of 77

November 18th

John & Lisa Haycock

November 18th

So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Pete. I have known him a long time and he was also the sweetest person. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

David Bryden

November 18th

Owen and I had a good bond as co-workers and a lot of folks didn't know the dedication he gave to Halliburton Services. He was equally dedicated to the Clay County food pantry. My family offers prayers to the entire family.

Rob McKnight

November 18th

So sorry to hear this. Pete was a wonderful man and always enjoyed talking with him.

Doug & Brenda Hall

November 18th

So sorry to hear about this our condolences to all of you he was a very good man

Terri Evans

November 18th

So sorry for your family's loss, you are in my prayers .🙏

Rob & Angie McKnight

November 18th

Pete was such a kind man. Always a joy to talk to and hear a few stories of when he worked with our parents at Halliburton. Prayers of comfort are with Esther and family.

Jill and Jim Fehrenbacher

November 18th

This was a special man in our lives. He always made us smile and was so very kind. We are so sorry.

Chris Cannon

November 18th

I hope that peace and love wash over you and your family during this time of sorrow.

Fred & Lynne Gocey

November 19th

A good, kind man who will be missed by many,

Ken and Terri Lence

November 19th

So sorry to hear about Pete! He was such an awesome and sweet guy!

Derek & Wendy Greenwood

November 19th

Pete was such a sweet and kind man. He always had a smile on his face and he would always have stories to tell us. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Prayers for my good friend Esther and all of his family.

Nick & Vera DeWeese

November 19th

We'll sure miss his smiling face. Our Prayers are with your family

Bill & Jill McDonald

November 19th

I had the pleasure to work with Pete at Halliburton, he always had a big smile and kind word for his fellow workers. He was committed to his career at Halliburton, I never heard one complaint from Pete. May he rest in eternal peace. Job well done Pete.

Bob and MaryJane Dodge

November 19th

Pete was such a sweet and kind person. He had a great smile and a contagious laugh. He will be greatly missed. Keeping Esther and family in our thoughts and prayers.

Trudy Hart

November 19th

What a great man! Always with a smile. He was like a dad to me when I was growing up and spending all my time with Shari! I will cherish those memories always. Go make them laugh Pete!

Rick and Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

November 19th

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. He was definitely an asset to our Community here in Clay County. Hugs Shari and family.

David Lewis

November 20th

Hello friends Esther and family. We are so sorry to hear about Pete. Pete and I spent a lot of time together, on the cardboard box work, and I really enjoyed our wonderful friendship. Many thanks for your wonderful help to the Food Pantry, for so many faithful years. With love and prayers and sympathy, friend Dave Lewis

jasmine garcia

November 20th

he was my favorite member from the food bank. We use to have conversations everytime that I was out there helping. I cant believe your gone. you will be missed

Ken Jennings Jr

November 22nd

So sorry. Truly the nicest man, I ever met.

Henry and Barbara Gill

November 20th

Pete will be remembered by what a kind and considerate man he was. Our sympathy to Esther and the family.



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