Manley Robert Walker

July 3, 1937 ~ June 15, 2022 (age 84)


Manley Robert Walker, 84 of Hartford, was born on July 3, 1937, in Hartford, the son of Harold and Beatrice (Manley) Walker.

Manley passed away suddenly on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at his home.

Bob, as he was known by most everyone, started working at the age of fourteen by washing cars at the Calvin Funeral Home in Hartford. He continued working there as an attendant until 2020 when health issues caused him to retire. During his eighty four years he worked at Clark Equipment, Hartford Public Schools and the Hartford Speedway on race nights for many years, where he became friends with everyone he met. Bob was a volunteer firefighter for many years and then served on the Hartford Fire Board. In his younger years he loved to fish and hunt. He loved his family so very much and enjoyed all the time spent with his grandchildren. He will be truly missed.

Bob leaves behind to cherish his memory, a daughter, Tami Obermesik of Benton Harbor, a son, Bobby Walker of Hartford; five grandchildren: Nicholas Obermesik, Ally Obermesik, Brooke Mellow, Alexa Walker and Jake Mellow; three great-grandchildren: Cooper Mellow, Parker Tills and Bennett Obermesik; a brother, Richard (June) Walker of South Bend, Ind., and a sister, Daun Pitcher of Hartford; along with numerous other family members and friends.

Preceding Bob in passing were his parents; two brothers: Harold and Jim Walker; and his son-in-law, John Obermesik.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, at the Hartford United Methodist Church, where the celebration of life service to honor Bob’s memory will be at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, June 22. Bob will be laid to rest in Maple Hill Cemetery in Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either the Hartford Fire Department or the American Cancer Society. The family has entrusted the Calvin Funeral Home in Hartford, with arrangements. Those wishing to leave memorial condolences may do so at

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June 21, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hartford United Methodist Church
425 East Main Street
Hartford, MI 49057

Funeral Service
June 22, 2022

11:00 AM
Hartford United Methodist Church
425 East Main Street
Hartford, MI 49057


Hartford Fire Department
436 East Main Street, Hartford MI 49057
Tel: 1-269-621-4707

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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