Madison Elwood Walker, 92, of Macon, formerly of Mexico, died at 4:30 a.m., Monday, March 27, 2017, at Loch Haven Nursing Home in Macon.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m.Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Pickering Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Keeling officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from Noon until service time. Burial with Military Honors will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park.
Mr. Walker was born on August 8, 1924 in Toledo, Ill. His parents were Berle and Effie Herren. On October 5, 1944, in Mexico, he married Dorothy Davidson who preceded him in death on May 25, 1984. On July 23, 1996, in Mexico, he married Joann Jennings who preceded him in death on April 26, 1998.
Madison graduated from High School in Stoutsville. He was a veteran having served in the US Army during World War II. He had worked several places including Oliver Trucking, Holsum Bakery, A.P. Green, A.B. Chance, and for the City of Mexico.
He was a member of Centennial Baptist Church, Lions Club, Moose Lodge, and Mexico VFW Post.
Survivors include one daughter, Phyllis Ratliff and husband Cliff, of Shelbina; one brother, Bob Herren and wife Mary Lou, of Peculiar, Mo.; three sisters, Betty White and husband Jerry, of Moore, OK, Jean Stoy, of Wellington, KS, and Moeta Escareno, of Eureka, KS; seven grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren, and 13 great great grandchildren.
In addition to both wives he was preceded in death by one daughter, Dorita Donaldson; two brothers, Bill and Morris Herren, one sister, Doris McCarty, and one great grandson, Bryson Jones.
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