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Glendon Ray Walker, 89 of Springfield, passed away peacefully on November 17, 2023 surrounded by the love of his life, Anna Marie Davis Walker, his devoted wife of 67 years.
He was anxious to find a job off the farm. He started as a helper at the Juvenile Shoe Company in Aurora. He partnered with a Kansas City based trucking company, Terminal Consolidation. With Anna Marie, they created the Terminal Consolidation of Springfield, Inc. satellite operation in January 1982.
Glendon was proud of his service to his country through the U.S. Army Reserves 750th Railway Battalion in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, though never called to active duty. Glendon wouldn’t hesitate to play volunteer leadership roles if needed, such as Scoutmaster for Mark and Mike’s Cub Scout Troup or chairman of the board in their church, such as North Kansas City Christian Church and Central Christian Church in Springfield where he was a member for over 50 years. He was proud of his service on the board of Boys & Girls Club of Springfield, and the Springfield Business Development Corporation. He served a term as chairman of the Missouri Trucking Association board of directors and is a recipient of the Frank G. Campbell Award for Outstanding Service to the industry.
Glendon is survived by his wife Anna, sister Maxine Klein (Milton), Bosie, ID, brother Joe Walker (Flora) Marionville and sister’s-n-law Doris Walker Hedrick (Carl), Barbara Skaggs Hancock (Jim), Doris Jean Lewis (Eddie), and brother-n-law Charlie Davis. Sons Mark (Mary) of Springfield, Michael (Mary) of Kimberling City. Daughter’s Sheila of Maui, Hawaii, and Shelly of Springfield. Grandchildren Blake Walker (Jessica), Andrew Walker (Jessica), Jaleah Walker Willis (Matt), Patrick Walker (Kari), Anthoney Vanarsdall (Kimberly), Catherine Walker Upp (Jeff), and Ranie Vanarsdall (Jason Quigley). Great grandchildren Hayden Willis, Mackenzie Walker, William Walker, Asher Willis, Emilia Walker and Ethan Walker. As well as numerous nieces and nephews, all for whom he held a special place in his heart.
Visitation will be Friday, November 24 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Greenlawn East Funeral Home, 3540 E. Seminole, Springfield, MO.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am at Central Christian Church, 1475 N. Washington, Ave, Springfield, MO.
Graveside services will immediately follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, North National Ave.
In lieu of flowers you are welcome to make a memorial contribution to the Strafford Senior Center.