Obituary for Verlis E. "Jim" Walker

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Verlis E. "Jim" Walker

November 21, 1947 - November 24, 2016

Verlis E. “Jim” Walker, age 69, passed away on Thursday morning, November 24, 2016 at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis after an extended illness. He was a resident of Greenwood. Verlis was born on November 21, 1947, in Indianapolis to his parents, the late Verlis E. and Mary (Cochran) Walker. He was a 1966 graduate of George Washington High School in Indianapolis and went on to attend IUPUI in Indianapolis. Verlis married Linda (Walker) Walker on June 29, 1968 in Indianapolis. She lovingly survives after 48 devoted years of marriage. Verlis is also survived by his children, Scott (Mary) Walker of Greenwood and Stephanie (Jeff) Routen of Ellettsville; sister, Eva (Rick) Spears of Indianapolis; mother in law, Beulah Walker of Greenwood; and grandchildren, Ashley & Aden Walker of Greenwood and Grant Routen of Bloomington. He was preceded in death by his parents; special sister, Sharon Comer; half sisters, Dorothy Eppich and Irene Halterman. Verlis retired in 2008 as an electrician for Allison’s Transmission in Speedway after 42 dedicated years of service. He was a member of the United Auto Worker Union Local 933 in Indianapolis. After retirement, he spent time pursuing his two passions; time with his family and fixing just about anything you could put in front of him. Verlis was often referred to as “MacGyver” for being a jack-of-all trades. He enjoyed traveling with his family and woodworking. Verlis was a fan of Indiana University Men’s Basketball, Indiana Pacers and the Indianapolis Colts. He was the most passionate about any activity his kids or grandchildren took part in. His children and grandchildren were his world! A funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Unity Cemetery in Brown County. Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Walker family at Information: (812) 597-4670



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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, November 27, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Monday, November 28, 2016

Time: 11:00 am

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Born: November 21, 1947
Died: November 24, 2016

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Rick posted on 11/26/16

He was the best friend ever. Like a brother to me.


Susie Young Crandall posted on 11/26/16

Linda, I am saddened to learn of Jim's passing. While this is a difficult time for you and your family, you surely have many happy memories to help sustain you. You will be in my thoughts & prayers in the days ahead.


Norman & Amy Kanis posted on 11/26/16

Dear Linda, We are heartbroken for you and the kids, Sending our love and will see you Sunday. Love, Norman & Amy


Bonnie (Conover) Miller posted on 11/26/16

You don't know me, but maybe someone will recognize the name Conover. Verlis Walker was my Step Grandfather. I have met Mary, (Verlis E.) mother. You have our sympathy for your loss. Bonnie L. Miller 1205 Ruby Dr. Shelbyville, In


Lynn Schoenewey Machen posted on 11/25/16

Dear Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family as you journey through this time. Love, Lynn


Jim and Dianne Auton posted on 11/25/16

So sorry for your loss. He was a great guy and I know you all will miss him. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.


Donna Noonan posted on 11/25/16

Scott, Mary and Family My deepest sympathies to you and your family!! May God comfort you all during this difficult time!! Big hugs! Donna Noonan


Kim Rogers posted on 11/25/16

I am so sorry for your loss my heart goes out to you. Mr . Walker was an amazing man!


Wanda Fowler posted on 11/28/16

Linda, Scott and Stephanie, Bing and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband, and father. I have known Verlis, as we always called him from childhood. He was a great friend to my brother Rick, They shared many memories together. My last conversation I had with him was at Rick & Sallie's wedding 2yrs ago. He was so proud of his family, he just beamed when talking about you. May you be blessed with all the wonderful memories you have of him. Sorry we can not attend his service. May God give you comfort. RIP Verlis, we lloved you.


Ed French posted on 11/28/16

Scott, Mary and family: Sympathies for your loss. Any loss of a family member is hard, but losing the patriarch of the family is the hardest. May God bless you, and please find peace during this difficult time. Ed & Annie French


Jo Ann (Pembleton) Bryant posted on 11/27/16

My heart goes out to you as your heart is broken. May you find strength and peace in all the beautiful memories and from your precious family. Love to you. Jo


Dave Halterman posted on 11/25/16

May you all find peace and comfort in the weeks and months ahead. Shirley and I will pray for you all


Frances Williams posted on 11/26/16

Praying for all of you! We love you! Allie, Eli, and Frances