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Joseph Walker

Joseph Leon "Joe" Walker

Saturday, April 9th, 1949 - Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
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Joseph Leon Walker, 70, of Weston passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston following an extended illness. He was born in Weston on April 9, 1949: son of the late George Wesley Walker and Imogene (Turner) Walker. On August 29, 1968, he married Lee Ellen (Pertz) Walker, who survives.

Mr. Walker is also survived by two sons: Scott Walker and wife Terri and Aaron Walker both of Weston and one daughter: Michelle Larsen of Weston. He is also survived by three grandchildren: Kyran Larsen, Kasie Larsen and Colton Cole, two great-grandchildren: Maxston Larsen and Nylah Gregory and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by one brother: George “Sonny” Walker and one great-grandchild: Isiah Kemper.

Mr. Walker was a teacher and coach at Lewis County High School of Weston, WV, where he coached football, baseball, wrestling, track and weightlifting. Joe was a graduate of Lewis County High School with the class of 1967 and graduated from Akron University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education. In addition to coaching at Lewis County High School, Joe coached college basketball at Wayne University in Ohio and at Boys Village in Smithville, OH where he taught and coached. He was proud to have been named to the Lewis County Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016. Joe also enjoyed fishing and working on clocks. He loved his family and will be missed by all who knew him and all the athletes he ever coached.

At Joe’s request he will be cremated and a Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. from Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel where family and friends will have an opportunity to tell their own stories about Joe. Fellowship time will be from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday for you to visit and pay respects to his family. Online condolences and life stories in memory of Joe may be expressed at hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston are honored and privileged to serve the family of Joseph Leon Walker.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Fellowship Time from Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home
    730 N. Main Avenue
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 | 4:00pm
    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 4:00pm
    Celebration of Life Service at Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home
    730 N. Main Avenue
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    A Time for family and friends to tell their stories and memories about Joe.
  • Interment

    A Private scattering of ashes will be held at the convenience of the family
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David Woods

Posted at 09:53am
Joe and I had been friends for a long time . We coached together for several years., had lots of good times at his house after games, talking about what we did , what we should have done and what we would do next . I’ll always have good memories of Joe ! He was a good man ! He cared so much for his family , cared so much for his players and students, and cared so much for his community. Rest In Peace my friend . You will always be remembered !

Marcus Shaffer

Posted at 08:54pm
Thank you, Coach Walker. I appreciated and needed the guidance and support you provided so many years ago. May you rest in peace.

Marcus Shaffer, LCHS 2001

Sherrie McPherson

Posted at 05:44pm
I taught with Joe many years at LCHS. He was always a gentleman. My daughter, Abby, was enrolled in his weightlifting course and enjoyed many wonderful conversations with him. Praying for comfort during this difficult time. He will be missed.
-Sherrie McPherson, Chelsey, Abby and Emily Hathaway

Ron Arbogast

Posted at 11:25pm
Joe and I made our first eye contact in Little League Basketball and shared many good and bad times in school, on the football and baseball fields, as well as socially for over 60 years. All of us guys in the Class of 1967 were a bag of wide eyed kids who just had a lot of fun and were a bit crazy. The good times will never leave my heart and mind. Many stories will remain our secret. Joe will never be forgotten - he will live in our hearts forever. I love you, Joe Walker.

Margaret Ingram

Posted at 02:16pm
Whether is was a Friday night waiting on the Fifth Quarter after a LCHS win or heading to a softball game with the Quality Sweats team---Joe had a spirit like no other! Many special times with the whole Walker family! RIP Joe--- God has gained another angel---- you touched many hearts. Love Margaret (Workman)

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