Paul James Walker

SHELBYVILE -- Paul James Walker, 41, of Shelbyville, IL, passed away at 1:32 p.m. Thursday, August 29, 2019, in Shelbyville, as the result of a motorcycle accident.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, in Shelbyville, IL with Father Marianna Sathuluri as Celebrant. Visitation will be from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the church. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, near Lakewood, IL. Memorials may be given to the Education Fund for Ty and Elle Walker or Shelbyville Cub Scouts Pack #51. Arrangements are by Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, IL.

Paul was born on August 21, 1978 in Mattoon, IL. He is the son of John and Joyce (Hostetter) Walker. Paul attended Windsor High School in the Class of 1996. He was a welder at Agri-Fab, in Sullivan, IL and also worked with his father at John Walker Excavating in Windsor, IL. Paul was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus #8690 both in Shelbyville and served as Cub Master for Shelbyville Cub Scouts Pack #51. Paul enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, and riding his motorcycle with the New Attitudes Motorcycle Club of Alton, IL. He married Kathryn D. Hinz on August 22, 2003.

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Paul is survived by his wife, Kathryn Walker of Shelbyville; son, Ty Walker of Shelbyville; daughter, Ellenor “Elle” Walker of Shelbyville; father, John Walker of Windsor; father-in-law, Frank Hinz of Cowden; siblings, Deana Smith of Florida, Timothy (Vicki) Midgett of Findlay and Joyce (Mike) Lewis of Christopher, IL; brothers-in-law, Frank (Kathy) Hinz of Shelbyville and Chris (Tonya) Hinz of Montrose; several nieces and nephews; and lots of loving friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Walker; mother-in-law, Diana Hinz; sister, Cheryl Tandarich; and brother, Gale Hoestetter.

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