Paul James Walker


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.
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 Hostetter.
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Sep 08, 2019
Sorry to hear about your loss.Prayer for his familyPaul was always a good friend to me.After my car wreck i had trouble getting around.Paul would carry me over his sholder and carry my wheelchair as if it was a purse lol.Good times .Grateful for the good memories.Rip
Kennelee Lee
Sep 07, 2019
I'm sorry to hear about the loss of Paul Walker. I am a friend of Darlene.. I will pray for your family..
Kennelee Lee
Tina Perrine
Sep 06, 2019
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Paula (Dolan) Coffer
Sep 06, 2019
I am so very, very sorry for the passing of Paul (or PJ as I always called him). I can't imagine the pain, confusion, or loss you and your family must be experiencing. Paul became a better person because of you and he always smiled when I talked about you or the kids. He was a talented person with a giving heart. He will always be remembered fondly and you (and the kids) will always be part of our family. Love, Tim, Paula, Gareth and Anyssa
Sep 06, 2019
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Gordon, Marla and Bridget Hinz
Sep 06, 2019
Our thoughts are with you and the children at this very difficult time. We wish you all the love and faith that you all need to support you as you grieve and heal.
With love,
Gordon, Marla, Bridget
Eric "Subway" Albl
Sep 06, 2019
I moved away over 3 years ago and dont think we have seen eaxhpther face to face since. However we have always kept in touch checking in with one another her and there picking up right where we left off as if it was a day later. He was a good man, brother, and friend to me and I'm sure everyone else he came into contact with. He will be sorely misssed. This world is a lesser place without him in it. I'm so sorry for his families loss. RIP Shadetree till we meet again. GBNF
Rhonda Wasson
Sep 05, 2019
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Sep 04, 2019
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Clark Robertson
Sep 04, 2019
We worked together and went to church but the hard part is going to miss him yelling at the refs with me at the foot ball games! Ride on Paul Ride ON!
Richard Hausman
Sep 03, 2019
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Debbie Hausman
Sep 03, 2019
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Aaron Shartzer
Sep 03, 2019
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Sep 03, 2019
Paul was always very kind to me. I'm so sorry for your Loss.
Sep 03, 2019
Sorry for your loss
Ernest McDougal
Sep 03, 2019
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Sherri Gottman.
Sep 03, 2019
My prayers are with all the family and friends of Paul. .
Brenda Sprague
Sep 03, 2019
So sad for the loss of this wonderful man. Praying for you all.
Stephanie,Chad, Seth, Levi and NO-NO George
Sep 03, 2019
Brother it was a pleasure to meet you. You maybe gone from this Earth, but you will always live on in our hearts. Till we meet again. Love and respect
Jessica Gallegos
Sep 03, 2019
Only was blessed to meet you a couple of times Paul. So easy to take for granted that there will always be more time in the future. Peace be with you Paul. I pray your family receive all the comfort they need at this terrible time.
Mike, Joyce, Adrian, and Jace
Sep 02, 2019
You may be gone from our sight, but we will carry you forever in our hearts. Till we meet again, rest in peace Big Brother...