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James Walker, Jr.

James Melvin "Jimmy" Walker, Jr.

Wednesday, July 25th, 1945 - Monday, May 6th, 2019
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Obituary

James Melvin “Jimmy” Walker, Jr., 73, went home to meet the Lord Monday, May 6, 2019. He was born in Roanoke, VA to the late James M. Walker Sr. and Kathleen Elmore Walker. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force, was a long-time member of Hickory United Methodist Church, and was a member of the N.R.A. and Richmond Volunteer Militia.

Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 50 years, Peggy Walker; children, Kim Lassiter and her husband, Bill, Kevin Walker and his wife, Michelle, and Kelly Johnson and her husband, Jeremiah; eight grandchildren, Kayla Goodson and her husband, Danny, Miranda Lassiter, Alexis Walker, Addison Walker, Abigail Walker, Corbin Lass, Joseph Johnson, and Laura Johnson; and one great-grandchild, Rylee Goodson. Also left are his sisters, Bonnie Walker Payne and her husband Bill, and Sue Walker Saenz and her husband David. In addition, there are numerous nieces and nephews to remember him fondly.

Above all else, Jim was passionate about spending time with his family, especially his grandkids. He was all about outdoor activities including camping, fishing, shooting, and hunting. Everyone who knew him well called him “Dr. Doolittle” because of his special relationship with all things furry or fluffy. Another well-known name for Jim was “Mr. Fix-It”. There was nothing that couldn’t be fixed by a tool in his hand. As a proud member of the U.S. Air Force, he had a love for his country that ran very deep. His pride for his son, granddaughter, and grandson who chose to follow in his patriotic footsteps through military service was immeasurable.

The family will receive friends on Friday, May 10, 2019 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Graham Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1112 Kempsville Road, Chesapeake. A service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Tom Mercer officiating. Immediately following the service, there will be a reception at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 12:00 noon at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk, VA. Please visit www.grahamfuneralhome.com to view the service and to leave a condolence to the family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 10th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
    When
    Friday, May 10th, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Location
    Graham Funeral Home
    Address
    1112 Kempsville Road
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
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  • Service

    Saturday, May 11th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, May 11th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Graham Funeral Home
    Address
    1112 Kempsville Road
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Thomas Mercer, Jr.
  • Interment

    Location
    Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial State Veterans Cemetery
    Address
    5310 Milners Road
    Suffolk, Virginia 23434
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  • Reception

    Location
    Graham Funeral Home
    Address
    1112 Kempsville Road
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Reception to be held Saturday, May 11th immediately following service

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Nancy Beaghley

Posted at 01:16pm
Dear Peggy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. It doesn't see, possible. He was a good man and I know he will be missed by many. You are in my thoughts and prayers! He is in a good place... We all strive to get there. Hugs. Nancy
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Terrie McPherson

Posted at 12:53pm
Peggy and Family,
Plain words can not express how sorry I am for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Terrie McPherson
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Butch Travers

Posted at 01:13pm
Dear Peggy and Family,
Very sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. He was a very good friend over many years.
You have our deepest sympathy and he will be missed.
Best regards,
Butch and Martha Travers
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Kiki

Posted at 07:25am
I'm very sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in Gods promise to remove sickness pain and death, rev 21 vs 4
CB

Carol Barnette

Posted at 05:35pm
Kelly and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. Losing someone so dear to your heart is never easy. My prayers are with you and your family. Carol Barnette
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