Thomas J. Walker “beloved husband, father, and grandfather”
MILLPORT, Pa.---Thomas J. “Tom” Walker, 74, of Millport, passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, November 29, 2021.
Born on Sunday, August 31, 1947 in Wellsville, N.Y., he was a son of Holmes R. and Valma L. Hurd Walker. On December 27, 1969 in Wellsville, he married Kathie K. Cornell, who survives.
Tom was a graduate of Wellsville High School in Wellsville and attended the former Breden’s School of Welding.
In his early years, Tom was a farmer. He then was employed by West Brothers in Millport as a backhoe operator and then was employed by Butler Larkin Welding in Wellsville. He later was employed by Tru-Gas in Sheffield where he welded on pressure vessels. Lastly he was employed for 28 years at Air-Preheater (Astrom Power) in Wellsville.
Tom was a member of Crosstown Alliance Church in Shinglehouse and was a member of the Oswayo Valley Rod & Gun Club in Millport. He loved animals and through the years he and his family raised horses, dogs and rabbits. He loved to make maple syrup, cut firewood, play his guitar, and coon hunting. His greatest love was the Lord and his family.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife; three children, Shannon Thomas (Denise) Walker of Millport, Paula M. (Terry) Crain of Coudersport, and Mark M. (Christene) Gibble of Millport; five grandchildren, Samantha T. (Jacob) Jandrew, Thomas F. (Haylee) Walker, Travis C. (Brianna) Wilson, Cheyenne Wilson, and Heather M. Gibble; five great-grandchildren, Daxton Walker, Aaron Wise, Milo Wise, John Wilson, Walker Jandrew, and Darion Gibble; a sister, Jacklyn Pierce of Grand Valley; a brother, Frank Walker of Grand Valley; and several nieces and nephews.
Tom was predeceased by his parents.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 1pm on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Crosstown Alliance Church, Shinglehouse, with Pastor Tim Taylor, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or to the Oswayo Valley Rod & Gun Club, PO Box 186, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
Tom’s family has entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Tom, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.