Walter E. Carrier, age 74 of Gorin, MO, died Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at the Lewis Co. Nursing Home in Canton, MO.
Walter was born June 12, 1941 in Hennepin, IL, a son of Edwin Dale and Cora Cul Carrier. On January 17, 1970 he was united in marraige to Mary Marlene Gooding. They had been married for over 45 years.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Marlene, of Gorin, MO; his mother, Cora Carrier of Princeton, IL; two daughters, Tonya Corey of Gorin, MO and Debbie Ann Carrier of LaSalle, IL; two step-sons, Larry Dean Biswell of Paducah, KY and Tony Ray (Michelle) Biswell of Bowen, IL; two grandchildren: Tommy Lee and Tristen Matthew Hash; three step-grandchildren, Trevor, Olvia and Emily Biswell; two brothers, Perry (Rose) Carrier of Parkside, CA and Charles Carries of Princeton, IL; a sister, Cathy Ammons of Tower Hill, IL; as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father; a stillborn son, Alan Carrier; and two sisters, Vernetta Thomas and Betty Carrier.
Walter attended school until the 8th when he was needed at home to help with his family. He later received his G.E.D. and then completed vocational training in welding which he used in his job at Knapheide in Quincy for twenty years. He then worked in a grocery store and boat market in his hometown of Hennepin before moving to Gorin.
He was a former member of the Gorin Lion’s Club. He loved working in his garden, watching his CUBS play baseball, playing horse shoes, and watching John Wayne. Walter
loved being around people and would give his shirt of his back to anyone in need. His family was very dear to his heart.
Walter has been cremated. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the home of his nephew, Danny and Anita Miller, outside of Gorin at a later date. Inurnment will also be at a later date in the Gorin Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to his wife, Marlene, and may be directed to the Peoples Bank of Wyaconda, to Marlene, or c/o Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka.
On-line condolences may be expressed online at www.wilsonfuneralservice.com.
The family is being served by Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka.