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Kenneth "Sunny" Walker


Kenneth F. "Sunny" Walker, 73, passed away Monday April 17, 2017, at the Clarence Nursing Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 21, at Chapman Funeral Home in Clarence with the Rev. Tot Taylor and the Rev. Bob Payne officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Clarence Cemetery.
Sunny was born Aug. 7, 1943, in Galesburg, Ill., to Kenneth and Beulah (Poder) Walker. He married Connie Allison on Jan. 19, 1972, in Keokuk.
Sunny loved the Lord more than anything and had a prison ministry. He loved camping and the outdoors, and above all loved his family and friends (including his cat, Frank). He was a very social person and never met a stranger. Sunny loved his country and was a very patriotic man.
Survivors include his wife, Connie; son, Jerry C. Ellis Walker of Memphis, Tenn.; daughter, Laurie Lynn Vaughn of Wisconsin; three grandsons, Justin, Jeremy and Jamie Vaughn; sisters, Cindy Starkey of Waterloo and Patricia Eastman of Evansdale; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Sunny was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Beverly Swyers and Judy Anne Shadlow; and brother, James E. Walker.
Online condolences may be sent to www.chapmanfh.com.