February 20, 1919 - September 23, 2020
Executive Order in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic...we will only allow 10 individuals in at a time to enter the funeral home/cemetery. We must adhere to these guidelines so that we all can remain safe and secure during this crisis. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation Willie Walker Sr. passed peacefully from this life on September 23, 2020 at 9:50 a.m. and he made his final flight to glory. He was surrounded by his loving family and caregivers at his departure. Willie Walker Sr. was born in Lake City, Florida to Paul Walker Smith, Sr. and Mary Jean Coppard. He was the 9th child of 11. Willie Walker, Sr. was a WWII Veteran. He met and married his soulmate of 65 years, the late Pastor, Prophetess Mary Scott in 1946. To their union, 11 children were born. Willie Walker, Sr., affectionately called, “Daddy, Daddy Walker and Grandaddy” was a skilled, hardworking, self-educated and devoted father. He was a professional Building Contractor by trade for over 65 years. Building Construction was not just his profession, but it was his purpose, his calling and his passion. He taught his children many, many things but most importantly, he gave them the ability to know that if they really put their minds to something, anything is possible, and never be afraid to try. The building trade became a form of a “Rites of Passage” for his young sons at the age 8. At the ripe age of 8 years old, the sons received their first tool belt and were skillfully trained by the age of 12, in the building construction business. Willie was a man of “keen intellect”, a wealth of knowledge, and a lover of music. After coming home from a long hard day of construction, he would unwind to some good old fashion R&B and Down Home Blues music. He was very much inspired by BB King and Otis Redding. His love for music inspired him to start his own R&B Band that became very popular in the early 60’s. Willie Walker, Sr. was preceded in death by his lovely and dedicated wife of 65 years, Mary Walker; sons: Calvin Walker and Antonio Walker; daughter, Francis Porter; and son-in-law, James Collins. He leaves to continue his legacy and journey…sons: Willie James, Joey Walker, Clinton Walker and Ray Anthony Walker (Mary); daughters: Shirley Parker (Theodore), Joyce Collins, Linda Walker and Julia Walker; brother, Clarence Walker; sister-in-love, Lorene Walker; goddaughters: Tomika Lewis and Gail Abodunrin; godson, Kenny Berry; daughter-in-love, Betty Harris; devoted caregivers: Kendrica Gaines, Tanera Gaston and Joe Taylor; 30 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; 20 great-great grandchildren; and a host of other loving family members and friends.
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