Charles J. Walker, 1951-2013

MOUNT DORA, Fla. – Charles J. “Chuck” Walker, 62, formerly of Cortland, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at St. Joseph Health Center of pneumonia.

He was born on April 29, 1951, in Ashtabula, the son of Helen Mae Walker of Cortland and the late Charles H. Walker.

Mr. Walker graduated from Maplewood High School and joined the U.S. Marines, where he served during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged.

Chuck was self-employed as a cement finisher, was an avid outdoorsman and loved animals.

Other than his mother, other survivors include his two sons, Thomas and Charles Walker, both of Ocoee, Fla.; one grandson, Robert Walker; and his siblings, Janet (David) Bruce of Salem, N.H., Sherrie Jackson of Casselberry, Fla., Denise Smith-Odvar of Cortland and James Walker of Helena, Mont. Also surviving are his nieces and nephews, goddaughter Sharon Little, Heather (Brian) McCrimmon, Katrina (Travis) Aho, Kimberly (Robert) Keseloff, Audrey Walker and Xylon Walker.

Memorial services will be held 5 p.m. Saturday at Mecca Community Church, where Pastor Tim May will celebrate Chuck’s life. Friends are invited to visit with the family one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland.

Emailed condolences may be sent to

shaferwinanschapel.com.

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