Virgil R. Walker

March 22, 1935 ‒ February 06, 2016

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Virgil R. Walker, 80, of Mansfield passed away Saturday, February 6, 2016 in Grant Medical Center following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

The son of Chester and Goldie (Mooree) Walker, Virgil was born March 22, 1935 in Mansfield and was graduated from Bellville High School in 1954.  Virgil worked for Wickes Lumber and also was a truck driver for Englefield Oil.

He looked forward to spending time at his cottage on Lake Erie.  Tenderhearted, he’d feed birds and squirrels, but mostly enjoyed fishing.  Easygoing, Virgil never met a stranger.

He is survived by his sons Tony Walker of Michigan and Todd Walker of Ohio; granddaughter Brianna Durbin; siblings Wilbur Walker of California, Dwight Walker of Mansfield, and Lloyd (Patricia) Walker of Mansfield; son-in-law Brian Ling; sisters-in-law Vera Walker of Bellville, Alice Walker of Ontario; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and special friends Steve & Marie and Gregg & Christine.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter Lee Ann Ling, son Terry Walker, granddaughters Brittany and Adrienne Ling, brothers Homer and Donald Walker, sister Janice Walker.

His family will receive friends Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 12 pm – 2 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will begin at 2 pm.  Celebrant Jerry Wilson will officiate and burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to Richland County Humane Society may be made through the funeral home.

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  • So sorry to hear of Virgil’s passing we were class mates and I always thought he was a great guy our sympathy to all the family Tom Brumenshenkel and Janet Hope

  • My condolences goes out to the entire Walker family. He was a very nice guy. I liked Virgil very much and will miss his big smile!

  • I extend my condolences to the entire Walker family. He will be sadly missed. I thought a lot about Virgil and let him rest in peace. God Bless.

  • Sorry to hear of Virgil’s passing -my sympathy to all the family
    He was good friends with my grandfather (Pete Tyson) when he worked at Wickes down on Orange St. I remember him and the boys coming down to Knox Lake for fishing trips on our family pontoon.
    Jeff Bechtel

  • Lloyd and Patty and family, sorry to hear of Virgil’s passing. I know Ron played ball with all of the Walker brothers for many years. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Fri., Feb.12….So sorry to read, just now of Virgil’s passing. We will always remember his kindness as our friend and fuel oil man! Our prayers go out to his loved ones.