Jerry Reese Walker
July 14, 1934 ‒ August 28, 2011
Mount Vernon, Ohio
MOUNT VERNON: Jerry Reese Walker of Mt.
Vernon passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011 at
Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus
following a long illness. He was 77.
Jerry was born in Bellville on July
14, 1934 to parents Dale L. and Mary (Sapp)
Walker. He was graduated from Bellville High
School in 1952 and immediately took a job
with General Motors as a tool and dye maker.
He took pride in his work and retired from GM
after 35 years of service in 1986.
On October 29, 1978, Jerry married
Ruth A. Lamneck. He worked hard to provide
for the family he loved so dearly.
Jerry was a member of the Mt. Vernon
Radio Club, the Masonic Lodge, and UAW 549.
He was a loyal Cleveland Indians
baseball fan all his life and cheered on his
Tribe through the good and the bad. He will
be remembered as an inspiring Little League
coach in Fredericktown. In his spare time he
enjoyed being a HAM Radio operator but above
all he made watching his cherished
grandchildren play sports his number one
Jerry is survived by his loving wife
of 33 years; children Valerie & Bill Bihary
of Pensacola, FL, Rande Behaler of
Fredericktown, Christopher Reese Walker of
Mansfield, Cynthia Miller of Mansfield,
Constance & Jim Edick of Bladensburg, and Dr.
James & Beckie Swetlic of Mt. Vernon; ten
grandchildren Jason, Biffany, Lucas, Alex,
Matt, Chris, Jerrad, Michelle, Summer, and
Dylan; six great-grandchildren; siblings
Sandra & Robert Stewart of Kalamazoo, MI, Dr.
Steven & Marilyn Walker of Lexington, and Dr.
Bradley & Becky Walker of Bellville.
He was preceded in death by his
Jerry’s family will receive friends
from 11am-1pm on Friday, September 2, 2011 at
the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home (81 Mill
Rd) where the funeral service will
immediately follow at 1pm. Pastor Russ Gumm
will officiate and burial will be in
Snyder funeral homes is honored to
serve the Walker family and private
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