EUGENE ELLISON WALKER
Columbia – Eugene Ellison Walker, 82, died Sunday, March 5, 2006 in the National Health Center. He
was born in Columbia December 19, 1923, to Julius Henry Walker and Margery Ellison Walker.
After graduating from Dreher High School, Mr. Walker attended and graduated from The Citadel. He then
served in World War II as a fighter pilot in the 5th fighter squadron on the aircraft carrier USS
Franklin. On November 24, 1945, he was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions on board the USS
Franklin after it was attacked by enemy bomber and fighter planes. At the end of the war, he
continued to serve his country in the South Carolina National Guard. Upon returning home, he entered
the University of South Carolina School of Law and graduated in 1948. he practiced law in Columbia
until his health forced him to retire in 2001. He served in the South Carolina House of
Representatives from 1960 to 1966 and was a lifetime member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.
Mr. Walker is survived by his sister, Marnie Pearce of Columbia; sons: Eugene Ellison Walker, Jr. of
Lugoff, Sadler Burns Walker of Irmo and Julius Henry Walker III of Lugoff; and six grandchildren. He
was predeceased by brothers, Julius Henry Walker, Jr. and Charles B. Walker.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral with burial in Elmwood
Cemetery and Gardens. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.