Russell Walker

Obituary of Russell Dale Walker

Smethport - Russell D. "Rusty" Walker, 57, of Clermont, passed away as a result of an auto accident on Tuesday (January 5, 2021).

He was born Sept. 6, 1963 in St. Marys, a son of Robert Dale and Susan Grace Goodreau Walker.

Rusty was a 1981 graduate of Smethport Area High School.  Rusty started, owned and operated Walker Construction & Excavation. After retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family, working in his wood shop, and tinkering with his old cars. He was rarely seen without a smile on his face or offering a helping hand to anyone in need. 

He was a member of the Hazel Hurst Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, both of Clermont, he is survived by:

Three daughters:  Samantha (Brian) Walker-Bowers of Smethport, Rebecca Walker of Kane, and Andrea Walker of Clermont.

Two grandchildren:  Sutton and Layton Bowers.

Three sisters:  Brenda Walker of Clermont, Lori Walker of Inman, SC, and Christine (Dennis) Saulsgiver of Kane, along with nieces and nephew, Emily, Olivia and Joshua, and great-niece and nephew, Khloe and Kaysen. 

Visitation will be held privately with the family. Burial will be at the Clermont Cemetery, Clermont.

A celebration of Rusty’s life will be held at the Mount Jewett Sportsman’s club on Saturday, January 9th from 1 PM - ?. Friends and family are welcome to come pay their respects. 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (, or the Clermont Fire Department.  Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.


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