GEORGE WALKER

GEORGE WALKER

1927 - 2010

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George F. Walker Clarksdale, MS George F. Walker, 83, died May 7, 2010, at his home. Visitation is Sunday, 7-9pm at ST Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale, MS. Funeral services are 11:00am Monday at ST Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale, MS with burial in the Orchid Hill in West Bath, ME. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS is handling the arrangements. Mr. Walker graduated from Clark University with a B.B. A and Worcester Polytechnic Institute with Industrial Management degree in Worcester, MA .Before moving to Clarksdale he was President of Johnson Steel and Wire in Worcester, MA. He founded Delta Wire Corporation in Clarksdale, MS in 1982 .He was former President of the Clarksdale Rotary Club, Coahoma County Industrial Foundation, Coahoma County Manufactories Association, W.W.W. Corporation Clarksdale Coahoma County Chamber of Commerce . He was Chairman of Mississippi State Board for Community and Junior Colleges, Delta Council Development Board, and 1998 Mississippi Senate Elections Task Force. He also was Co-Chairman Mississippi Stat Workforce Training Council, Board of Trustees of Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, Executive Board Enterprise Corporation of the Delta, Co-Chairman Tri County Workforce Alliance , Co-Chairman Leadership Clarksdale, White House Council on Small Business, Delta State University Foundation Board and Mississippi State University, President's Technical Research Board. He was also a member of the Board of the Mississippi Industries for the Blind. He was awarded in 1992 National Governors' Association Distinguished Award. In 1992, he was awarded Teamwork Mississippi Community Leadership Award by Entergy Corporation ,1996, he was awarded Distinguished Service Award-Public Education Forum of Mississippi and Citation from Governor Kirk Fordice for outstanding Contributions to overall growth and development of Mississippi and in1999, he was inducted into the Mississippi Business Hall of Fame. He was a communicate of ST Elizabeth Catholic church. Survivors include: His wife of 59 years, Gladys Constantine Walker of Clarksdale, MS. Two daughters, Susan Walker Cisternelli (William) of Cape Cod, MA and Anne Walker Merry (Mark) of West Bath, MA. Six grandchildren, Michael Walker, Jeffrey Duby, Brendan Walker, David Walker, Maura Walker and Georgia Walker. Preceded in death by his parents, George F. Walker and Anne Galvin Walker and daughter, Deborah Walker. Memorials may be sent to The Tutwiler Clinic 205 Alma Street Tutwiler, MS 38963.
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Sunday
9
May

First Visitation

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday, May 9, 2010
ST ELIZABETH CATHOLIC CHURCH
FLORENCE AVE
Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States
Monday
10
May

Service Information

11:00 am
Monday, May 10, 2010
ST ELIZABETH CATHOLIC CHURCH
FLORENCE AVE
Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States

Interment Information

ORCHID HILL CEMETERY
Bath, Maine, United States