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John ‘Hildon’ Walker


FLORENCE, Ky. — John “Hildon” Walker, 76, of Florence, died Friday, March 22, 2019 surrounded by family. Hildon was born in Camden, Tenn. to the late Fred Walker and Ida Walker-Charles. He is also preceded in death by his step-father, Leslie Charles.
Hildon leaves behind his beloved wife of 57 years, Linda Walker (nee Dill) and is survived by their children, Michelle Maines (David), Christopher Walker (Jackie), Micki Gerlach (Ben), and his sister, Helen Lewelling. He was the loving and proud  Papaw of Evan, Kiersten, Aaron, Brandon, Dylan, Noah, Lola, and Tate.
Hildon was a 1960 graduate of McKenzie High School, in McKenzie, Tenn. He worked for over 40 years in the shoe industry at the International Shoe Manufacturing Co. and the Stanbee Shoe Co. His work took him all over the world. He was also a member of Florence Baptist Church.
Hildon was a jack of all trades and he enjoyed cars, making furniture, and listening to gospel, country and bluegrass music. What people will remember most about Hildon, will be all the love he shared with his family and friends.
Services were in Florence, Kentucky and the burial was at New Bethel Cemetery, in Verona, Kentucky. Memorial donations may be left in Hildon’s honor to: Galilean Children’s Home 712 S Fork Church Rd., Liberty, KY 42539 or Saint Elizabeth Hospice 483 South Loop Rd., Edgewood, KY 41017. Online condolences may be left for the family at  www.stithfuneralhomes.com +


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