- William "Bill" S. Walker, Sr., 93, went home to be with the Lord on March 25, 2017, at Westgate Center for Rehabilitation in Bangor, Maine. He was born November 13, 1923, in Augusta, Maine, the son of Charles and Dora Hatch and William T. Walker.
Bill grew up in Lowell and Burlington, Maine. In 1944 he married Virginia J. Coffin while he was at basic training for the army in Muskogee, OK. They celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary on March 18 of this year.
After serving in World War II in Europe, Bill and Ginny settled in Burlington, Maine where they raised their five children. Bill had his own logging operation for many years, and up until a year before he died, he had a lawn care business. Bill served the Lord faithfully his whole life in the Burlington Congregational Church and the Faith Bible Church in Zephyrhills, Fl where he spent many happy winters.
Bill made friends everywhere he went. He so enjoyed his daily walks at the Brewer Wal-Mart and could often be seen in one of his favorite eating places: Ruby Tuesday, Frank's Bakery, Jimmie's Ice Cream and the Coach House. When asked how he was, he would always respond, "fit as a fiddle, fine as a frog's hair split four ways!"
Bill will be remembered as a hard working man who loved his family deeply. In addition to his wife Ginny, he is survived by his four daughters: Linda Dow of Livermore, Ellen LaClaire and husband, Phil of Norway, Louise Cross and husband, Royce and Jill Bean and husband, Raymond, all of Brewer; and his daughter-in-law, Nilza Walker of Georgia. He was predeceased by his son, Bill, Jr., who died March 29, 2014. He will be greatly missed by his 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. He is also survived by his sisters, Anita Mckee of Washington, Priscilla Shea of Massachusetts and Irene Walker of Brewer; and two brothers, Andy Hatch of Burlington and Randy Hatch of Lincoln; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Leila Gordon, Kathy Mckinnon, Charline Rideout and Shirley Taylor; and his baby brother, Johnny-Boy.
The family would like to express their heart-felt appreciation to the angels at Westgate for the wonderful care their dad received while he was there. He would often say how much he appreciated the staff and their excellent care of Ginny. He had a nickname for each one. He would show his appreciation by bringing them cookies from Frank's Bakery.
There will be a service of remembrance at a later date. Gifts of remembrance can be forwarded to the Gideon's International.
Published on  March 28, 2017