Class of 1957
|Billy Joe Walker, age 74, of
Paris, Tenn., died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Jackson Madison Co. Gen.
Hosp. in Jackson, Tenn.
Billy Joe was married May 23, 1959 to Wanda Culpepper Walker, and she survives. He graduated from E.W. Grove High School and was a member of Maplewood Baptist Church. He was a retired Quality Control Engineer with I.T.T. International Telecommunications in Corinth, MS and Milan, TN. He traveled overseas for the company to Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, & France. He formerly coached baseball and other sports while living in Milan, TN and enjoyed hunting & fishing.
Billy Joe was born September 3, 1939 in Lexington, TN to the late Henry Jefferson "Jeff" Walker and the late Thelma Roberts Walker.
He is also survived by his Two Sons, Jeffrey L. Walker of Cincinnati, Ohio, Timothy Joe Walker of Springville, Tenn; Sister, Linda Nash of Paris, Tenn; Grandchildren, Madison (Steve) Dean of Paris, TN, Timothy Dakota (Dani) Walker of Paris, TN, and Savannah Walker of Paris, TN; great grandchildren, Aailah Dean and Kenzie Walker of Paris, TN.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Saturday, March 29, 2014 and after 12 pm Sunday, March 30, 2014. The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Sunday, March 30, 2014.
Craig Peevyhouse will officiate.
Interment will follow in Bethesda Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.
Pallbearers will be Andy Autry, Ray Hinds, Rick Lankford, Michael Nash, Jimmy Thomas and Bill Wells.
Memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or any other military charity.
Charitable donations may be made in Billy's memory to the following organizations:
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital;
501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
Tel: 901 495 3300
Wounded Warrior Project
PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675
Reprinted from the site of
Ridgeway Funeral Home
March 29, 2014 ~ Used by Permission
Obituary added by Lindell Chrisman ('61)
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