---- — Sheldon Eugene Walker, 68 years, 2 months and 11 days old, of Belleville and formerly of Mt. Vernon, died 10:13 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, in Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis.
He was born Tuesday, Nov. 6, 1945, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Carroll Ivan and Esther Milvina (Hall) Walker.
Sheldon was a member of the Temple Baptist Church of Centralia.
He is survived by three brothers, Dennis Walker and wife Bernice of Odinville, Ala., Ivan Walker and wife Sharon of Richview and Calvin Walker of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dale Walker.
In honor of Sheldon’s wishes, he will be cremated and no services will be held.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the American Kidney Foundation and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.