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Robert W. Walker

June 4, 1953 — January 7, 2024


Robert W. Walker, age 70, of Chillicothe, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2024 at Hawthorne Inn at Liberty Village in Peoria.

Bob was born on June 4, 1953 in Peoria, IL to Wilmer and Valerie (Henry) Walker.  He married his high school sweetheart, Cynthia Mettam, on March 3, 1973 in Glasford, IL.

Surviving are his wife, Cynthia; his children, John (Kim) Walker and Morgan (Luke) Peterson, both of Washington, IL; his grandchildren, Kennedy and Taryn Walker and Liam and Lucy Peterson; three brothers, James (Laura) Walker of Lombard, IL, Steve (Becky) Walker of East Peoria, IL and Chris (Debby) Walker of Glasford, IL; his sister, Rose (Scott) Randle of Robertsdale, AL; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Chad Walker; and two nephews.

Bob worked at Caterpillar for 30 years and retired in 2003. He was an avid hunter and an animal lover. When he wasn’t in the woods, Bob could be found lifting weights, working on cars, coaching baseball and softball, or helping out anyone he knew that needed a hand. He never missed his children’s or grandchildren’s concerts, games, or recitals. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are under the care of Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe.

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