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Holly Pond United Methodist Church
Sunday October 17th, 2021
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James Donald Walker, Sr.

James Donald Walker, Sr., 83, of Holly Pond, Alabama, passed away on October 14, 2021. He was born August 23, 1938, in Cullman County, Alabama, to James Earnest and Izetta Rosaline Higgins Walker.

Mr. Walker was a member of Madison Creek Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee. He had a servant heart, and he also enjoyed serving at Holly Pond United Methodist Church alongside his friends and neighbors. He worked in electrical maintenance for many years, and he also enjoyed raising cattle and poultry. Donald was a craftsman and enjoyed woodworking. He liked to sing and play the guitar and loved country music. He also enjoyed jelly art, and his art was displayed at the county fair. After his retirement, Donald enjoyed working with the Meals-on Wheels Organization, and he not only enjoyed time spent with those he took meals to, but also his fellow volunteers. Mr. Walker loved his wife, of sixty-two years as well as his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Donald loved many, and he will be missed by many.

Mr. Walker is preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, William Rubin Walker.
He is survived by his loving wife, Betty Geroldine “Deanie” Towery Walker; sons, James Donald Walker, Jr. (Susan), Clayton Douglas Walker (Angela); daughters, Kristie Lynn Walker-Hays (Bill), Leigha Anjanette Ratliff (Matt); sister, Clara Graves (Bobby); sister-in-law, Ms. Carolyn B. Allen; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Walker are 11 a.m., Monday, October 18, 2021, at Holly Pond United Methodist Church, Dwight Kidd and Lisa Holmes officiating. Burial will follow in Brooklyn Cemetery. Mr. Walker will lie in state an hour prior to service time. Friends are invited to visit with the family on Sunday evening, October 17, 2021, at the church, from 5:30 p.m., until 8 p.m.

Holly Pond Funeral Home is honored to serve the Walker family.

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we love your family. our girls were so close as teenagers. so sorry Deanie.

charles and vickie ferrell Oct 18 2021 10:20 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Walker, Sr.

Karen Allbright Rowell Oct 16 2021 2:41 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Walker, Sr.

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A candle was lit in memory of James Walker, Sr.

Sending all of our love and prayers, the Thomas Family Oct 16 2021 1:37 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Walker, Sr.

Ashlie & Dillon Thomas Oct 16 2021 1:36 AM

My prayers are with the family of Don at this time. He was a very special friend for many years and I know he will be greatly missed. I love you all!♥️

Vonda Bush Oct 15 2021 7:52 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Walker family.

Holly Pond Funeral Home Staff Oct 15 2021 5:47 PM