Jack D. Walker, age 100, passed away at Bel-Air Nursing Home on January 8, 2021.
He was born on November 9, 1920 in Alliance, Ohio to Hayes B. and Ermina (Standing) Walker.
Jack graduated from Alliance High School in 1938. He then served honorably in the United States Navy during WWII. Jack was shipped to Honolulu and assigned to Pearl Harbor where he stayed for 18 months working on aircraft carrier planes. He loved it there and didn’t want to come back. Jack later served as an aircraft mechanic and instructor in the Naval Air Technical Training Center in Chicago, IL, there he taught new soldiers to operate aircraft engines. After the war, he met and married his wife and they moved to Alliance. Jack worked as an automotive carburetor and electrical technician at Henschen’s Motor for 25 years and then opened Jack’s Auto Electric where he was the owner for 15 years. Jack was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was also a member of United Commercial Traveler’s and Nation Health Federation. Jack enjoyed playing the accordion and learning about health and nutrition.
Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Patricia Ann (Daniel) Mulligan; four grandchildren, Brent, Lindsay, Brad and Sean; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Doris Mather and Marian Rummel.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife Virginia Walker, whom he married July 24, 1948, and who passed December 7, 2006; son, Dennis E. Walker; and close companion Mary Jane Fulop.
A funeral service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home Saturday, January 23rd at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Tim Muse officiating. Friends may call one hour prior.
Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.