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Visitation

Adams Funeral Home of Nixa
Thursday September 2nd, 2021
9:00am - 11:00am

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Graveside

Glenn Cemetery
Thursday September 2nd, 2021
11:30am

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Howard Don Walker

Howard “Don” Walker, age 74, of Lebanon, passed away from Covid on August 26, 2021 in St. Louis. Don was preceded in death by a son, Michael Walker, his parents, Howard and Edna Walker, a sister Lynda and Husband Bob Lutgen. Survivors include: his longtime companion and best friend Linda Callahan.; two sons, Donnie Walker and wife MaryAnn, and Bradley Walker and wife Theresa; daughter Michele Carter and husband Joe; a brother Wayne Walker and wife Patty; two sisters, Patty Jenkins and Davanil Rehagen and husband Greg; uncle Harley Walker; Pauline and Ralph Froiland; 9 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Don was an autobody technician and painter in the Springfield area until he retired in 2003. Don never knew a stranger and had a nickname for everyone he knew. He always had a smile on his face and we are sure something ornery stirring in his head, he was quite the jokester Don had a passion for racing, he spent countless weekends dirt tack racing with his boys. After he retired, he took up go kart racing and built his own track, Cedar Patch. He would spend hours upon hours trying to get 25 hp out of a 6 hp motor. He spent a lot of time at the lake fishing for crappie with his best friend Linda and we are pretty sure she out-fished him every time and he was proud of that. The family would like to thank you for all the prayer. He was loved and will be missed by so many. A graveside funeral will be 11:30AM Thursday, September 2, at Glenn Cemetery, south of Nixa. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM Thursday at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

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Guestbook

My heart goes out to Michele & Joe as well as Linda & the family. Although I dont know exactly what to say, I want you to know that I am with you in thought and wish you comfort and peace during this heartbreaking time. ~Karena Warren

Karena Scurlock Warren Sep 2 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Howard Walker

Karena Scurlock Warren Sep 2 2021 12:00 AM

With heartfelt condolences,

Lisa Dietrich (slacker) Sep 1 2021 12:00 AM

With loving memories of Don Walker Love you Ralph and Pauline

Tribute Store Sep 1 2021 12:00 AM

Dad you are going to be missed .. Love Brad and Theresa

Tribute Store Sep 1 2021 12:00 AM

From Steve, and Reene Blevins and family. Had some good times together. You were a good man with a big heart. God will take care of you.

Steve a d Reene Blevins Aug 31 2021 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss friends. Our dads hold a special place in our hearts forever. I will always be here for you!! Praying for your family!!

Jeff, Tara, Kody & Jase Aug 31 2021 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Wes & Paula Barlow Aug 31 2021 12:00 AM

Linda, I'm sending you all the hugs and love I have.. still to this day I cherish all the memories and laughs I got to share with the both of you.

Love Morgan aka Bob Aug 30 2021 12:00 AM

Why can't we realize how special some times are until the years have rolled away. As a child, I was blessed to spend a great deal of my summers at dry fork with Lynda, Don, Patty, Karl and Harley. We had some really great times, fishing, swimming, hunting, playing games and just being kids. I guess my all time favorite game was "ole sow". Don was hard to beat at anything we did. The only thing that could compare with his physical strength, was his heart. God gave him a special heart and a beautiful personality. He was special, and thankfully we will get to spend eternity with him in heaven.I can see Don praising Jesus, and then telling Him some fishing stories. We love you, see you around the throne. Roger 1Th4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God Bring with him.

Roger Aug 30 2021 12:00 AM