Melvin John Walker

1942 to 2014

Melvin John walker passed away on Feb. 19, 2014 at the age 71.

He was the first of five children born to Wilma and Harold Walker. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved going to the American Legion in McMinnville, Ore. He was so proud to serve his country in the United States Navy from 1961-1969. He loved going to play Bingo with his wife and doing his yard work.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Walker; daughter Tammy Walker; son Kevin Walker; and two by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Melvin John Walkergrandchildren, NaTasha Walker and Michael Ballard Jr. all of McMinnville, Ore.; a brother, Marvin Walker of Tigard, Ore.; and a sister, Marie Lilly of Fort Myers, Fla.; with lots of nieces, nephews and other family members. We will miss him dearly.

There will be a celebration of life at the American Legion in Tigard, Ore. on March 8, 2014 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. People who want to join family and friends decorate in his honor, may meet at his bench at 12 p.m.

Philippians 1:23-24 “I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account.”