Regge Walker, Owner
Born and raised at Walker Funeral Home in Carbondale, the son of James W. and Mary (Shafer) Walker, he has worked in the family business all of his life and upon the death of his mother, runs the family business.
Graduated 1991 from Carbondale Community High School.
Attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and Pierce Mortuary School in Jeffersonville, IN, studying Mortuary Science and Funeral Service.
Certified by C.A.N.A. to operate Walker Cremation Services, Inc.
Licensed by the State of Illinois as a cremator operator.
Leading Knight at the Elks Lodge #1243
Fraternal Order of Eagles, Carbondale
Justin S. Jeffers, Licensed funeral director and embalmer
2004 Graduate of Sparta High School
Played golf for Southwestern Illinois College
2006 Graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago where he was President of Phi Sigma Eta honor's fraternity.
Justin has lived in Southern Illinois his entire life.
Member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Knights of Columbus, Carbondale Elks Lodge
Enjoys golfing, hunting and jeep riding in my free time.
Justin is a single bachelor at the moment .
A smiling familiar face seen at Walker Funeral Home since 1980.
Mike manages maintenance work and over-sees the funeral home grounds.
Mike has lived in Southern Illinois for thirty-five years.
Fraternal Order of Eagles, Carbondale
Donya Shackleton, Office Manager
Donya Lanee Eastwood~Shackleton
Born January 6th, 1969
Grew up in Carbondale, Illinois
Graduated in 1987 from Carbondale Community High School
Went to John A. Logan College from 1989 to 1992
Children: Stephan Blake Sarifino Shackleton, Jacqualine Teal Skye Shackleton both in College
Start working at Walker Funeral Home in 2005 to present
Also work at Huffman ~ Harker ~ Walker Funeral Home from 2011 to Present
Certified Cremator for the State of Illinois since June, 2010
Member of The Carbondale Elks #1243
Member of The Carbondale Eagles
Frankie Maxton, Funeral Director
Jim is originally from Collinsville, Illinois. He relocated to the Carbondale area in 1999. Jim is a recent retiree from the State of Illinois where he worked for 26 years. He served the people of Illinois in Public Safety Communications. Jim is licensed by the Ste of Illinois as a crematory operator, and has recently joined Walker Funeral Homes to assist in our crematory operation. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Retired State Police Association of Illinois.
Sidney A. Logwood
Sidney A. Logwood was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He attended the Worsham College of Mortuary sceince, graduating in 1979, He completed his apprenticeship at he Williams Chapel PC and was licensed by the State of Illinois in 1981; he continued with The Williams Chapel until the end of 1991. He then started a funeral service offering his services to do removal and embalmings.
In 1994 he joined the staff at the Taylor's Funeral Home embalming and directing until 1995 when he became a full time pastor.
In 1996 Sidney had the opportunity to complete his ministerial training at the Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary through a seminary extension being offered in the Chicago area.
In May of 2003, Sidney accepted the pastorate at the Rock Hill Baptist Church of Carbondale.
Sidney now joins the staff at Walker Funeral Home bringing his many years of professional services to the Carbondale area.
He is married to Hope Horace-Logwood and they have 4 beautiful children Jameela, Jonathan, Taj, and LaTonya.
Gene R. Houle
Born 19 Oct. 1955
Putnam Catholic Academy 1974
Volunteer Fire Fighter / Ambulance Attendant-driver 1973 to 1993 (retired)
Enlisted Navy 1965 retired 1999 with the rank of E-7 Hospital Corps Chief
Licensed EMT 1973
Certified Welder Trident Community College Charleston, SC
LPN State of Maine 1983
BS Degree New York State Regents 1998
AS Arapahoe Community College in Mortuary Science 2002
Licensed Funeral Directing / Embalming 2005
Mortuary Assistant for the U.S. Army in Korea 2004 to 2005
Certified in Crematory Functions 2012
Huffman-Harker-Walker Funeral Home 2007 – Present
Jean L. Roberts-Houle 29 May 1982
Christine L. Arms (Rich) son Brandon N. Arms daughter Marissa J. Arms
Daniel B. Houle