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Walter Secrest

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

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Walter Secrest, 89, of Jasonville, passed away at 9:43 p.m. Tuesday March 31, 2009 at Sullivan County Community Hospital in Sullivan.

He was born in Sullivan County on Dec. 30, 1919, the son of Rosco Secrest and Alice Pearson Secrest.

Walter was U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a coal miner, and retired from General Electric in Linton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Herman Secrest.

Survivors include three sons; Larry Secrest (Judy) of Dugger, Edward Secrest (Linda) of Terre Haute, Roger Secrest (Melissa) of Linton; three sisters; Edith Bohnert of Jasonville, Ada Talpas of Dugger, and Gladys Harris of Plainfield; 11 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2009 at Newkirk's Funeral Home in Dugger with Rev. Steve Talpas and Rev. Bryan Sluder officiating. Burial will follow in the K of P Cemetery in Hymera with military graveside rites by the Dugger American Legion.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. Friday and before services Saturday.