George "W" Walkup, age 45, of Roosevelt, died January 31, 1996 in the Uintah Basin Medical Center, of heart problems.
He was born May 5, 1950 in Jensen, to John Alpheus and Helen Frances Wilkins Walkup. He married Jane Ida Keyser December 31, 1971 in Phoenix City, Alabama. George served nine years, two and a half tours in the US Army Airborn, during the Viet Nam war. He worked in the oil field for many years and more recently as a clerk at Top Stop. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading Star Trek books, mechanics and tinkering on automobiles and trucks. His greatest love was his family and friends.He is survived by his wife, Jane, of Roosevelt; three sons, David (Hollie) Walkup, Anchorage, Alaska; John Walkup, serving in the US Army in Korea; James Walkup, Roosevelt; three brothers, one sister, John Albert Walkup, Irwin Walkup, and Paul Lavell Walkup, all of Los Angeles, Calif.; Sheila Johnson, Roosevelt. He was preceded in death by a stillborn son, Kerry Francis Walkup.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 12 noon at the Hullinger-Olpin Mortuary, where friends may call Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday one hour prior to the service.
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