Published in the Iola Register on Dec. 9, 2013.


Paul V. Walker Jr., age 77, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Sunset Nursing Home, Concordia. He was born on June 16, 1936, in Miltonvale, Kan., to Paul V. Sr. and Nellie M. (Gunter) Walker.
Paul graduated from Miltonvale High School and then joined the U.S. Army where he served from 1955-1957. He married Audrey A. Cyr on June 2, 1956, at the Miltonvale Wesleyan Church. After his discharge from the Army, Paul attended Miltonvale Wesleyan College. Paul was a finance officer for Assoc. Finance Co. and V.P. of the First Bank and Trust, Concordia, and then was an automobile salesman for Babe Houser Motor Co. from 1987 until his retirement in 2000. Paul was a member of the Concordia Wesleyan Church and the Optimist Club.
Paul is survived by his wife, Audrey, Concordia; sons, Randall Walker and wife Tamera, Hays, Ronald Walker and wife Mary, Concordia, Roger Walker and wife Sondra, McPherson, and Robert Walker, Wichita; daughters, Renee Glass and husband Richard, Cherryvale, and Rhonda Newton and husband Michael, Cherryvale; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Phyllis Jean McLellan; brother William Walker and an infant brother, Bobby Walker.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at the Wesleyan Church, Concordia, with Pastors David Redmond and Bob Burns officiating. Burial will follow the services at the Miltonvale Cemetery, Miltonvale, with military honors conducted by American Legion Post #76 and VFW Post #588. Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 7-8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9, all at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home. The family suggest memorials to the Concordia Wesleyan Church or the Ronald McDonald House, in care of the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit