Jan. 15, 1924 - April 25, 2006
A funeral service for Paul William Walker II, 82, of North Bend, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3355 Virginia Ave., in North Bend. Interment will be at Eagle Point National Cemetery in Eagle Point.
Paul was born Jan. 15, 1924, in Los Angeles, the son of Paul and Harriett June (Willey) Walker. He died April 25, 2006, in Portland.
He was raised and educated in Coquille. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, when he won several boxing championships. He was married to June Vivian Oefinger and after the war, they moved to New York so he could box professionally. He was managed by Chris Dundee and fought as “Irish” Billie Walker, the Sensational K.O. Artist. After the birth of his daughter, Kim, they moved to Southern California, where he owned and operated Walker and Sons, an underground and sewer construction company, until he retired. In the early 1980s, Paul and June moved to Powers, and to North Bend in 1990.
Paul was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was always sharing his love of the Gospel with everyone he met. He loved to fish, enjoyed having fun and seeking adventure. He loved spending time with his friends and family.
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He is survived by his wife, June Walker of North Bend; sons, Paul W. Walker III and Cheryl Walker of Sunland, Calif., and Rhett O. and Linda Walker of Tujunga, Calif.; daughter, Shelly Maki of Coos Bay; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Charles D. Walker of Fresno, Calif.; sister, Harriett June Lee of Reno, Nev.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Paul was preceded in death by his daughter, Kim Walker.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, 268-4216.
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