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Billy Joe Walker

Billy Joe Walker Billy Joe Walker

Billy Joe Walker, 76, of Marengo, Ind., died on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, at Baptist Health Floyd.

Billy Joe was born on March 8, 1945, in Louisville, Ky., to the late Roy Franklin and Gertrude Showalter Walker.

He was a graduate of Marengo High School and Indiana University. He was a social studies and science teacher at Paoli Junior-Senior High School and served as high school football coach, junior high track coach, junior high boys’ basketball coach, girls’ varsity basketball coach, boys’ basketball score and bookkeeper, chess club sponsor and drove a school bus for Paoli High School.

After retirement, he taught class at Vincennes University – Jasper Campus and served on the SWCD board, Crawford County Community School Corp. board, Park board, 4-H Extension board and Hoosier Uplands Board of Directors. He was a member of the Marengo Masonic Lodge No. 475 for 50 years, was a Kentucky Colonel and drove a school bus for Crawford County Community School Corp.

He is survived by his wife, Alice M. Scott Walker; daughter, Kathy Jo House (Danny); brother, Roy E. Walker (Jackie); grandchildren, Anthony Tyler Griffith (Madison) and Ryan Lee Griffith (Jessica); step-grandchildren, Jonathan House (Sarah) and Heidi Morris (Larry); step-great-grandchildren, Riley and Raelynn House, Conner and Wyatt Morris and Ethan Hopper; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. at the Marengo United Methodist Church, 1449 N. Hardy Road, Marengo, IN 47140. Interment will follow in the Marengo Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, from 2 to 7 p.m. and after 1 p.m. until time of the service at 2:30 pm, all at the church. Masonic rites will be on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the church by the Marengo Masonic Lodge No. 475.

Pastor Kim Allen will officiate the service.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Boys & Girls Club, in loving memory of Billy Joe Walker.

Brown Funeral Home in Milltown, Ind., is entrusted with the arrangements.