I did not know the family although I share a name with Josephs Grandfather as my name is John Denley. I was doing some research on my own family name and got interested in the John Denley Walker story, but in searching for more about him, I found this very sad story. I was born in 1970, so Joseph was 15 years younger than me and its terrible to think that anyone could be taken away so early in life, although its good to read how well regarded he was in the community :D
Thanks John V Denley, Cheltenham, England
We miss Joseph everyday. Life will never be the same. My prayers for Grace and Big Joe will continue for the rest of my life. We miss you sweetheart. Big hugs!!!!
Joseph's father, Joseph Sr., has been a friend for a long time. I never met Joseph Jr. but his father mentioned him frequently and was very close to him. May the Lord Jesus Christ help the grieving relatives through this time of sorrow---Guenevere Burton
It is just this morning that I learned of Joe's death. My heart has just about stopped as I try to comprehend this sad news. I thought of both of you this spring when I was going through some of my books and found one that you had given me. I'll remember Joe always for his intelligence and for his wonderful sense of humor that was notable even in elementary school. I so wish I sould wrap my arms around you; please know that I am thinking of you.
While I do not know Joseph, I do know of the generosity and kindness shown to me and my family by his mother, Grace. I know that Joseph is a reflection of that kindness and will be missed by all. His spirit will endure forever. Lewis, Kelly and Britain McCulloch
I did not know Joe, But recently met him thru his Aunt, Diana Walker. Remember his laughter, the good times you all shared. You can speak to him, if you remember him in your heart. He listens to your words and thoughts, from heavens abode, and sends his warm heartfelt Love your way. Paula
Mrs.Grace please accept my sincere condolences, I'm really sorry, I'm praying for you and your family..."
Julia Cartagena (Baton rouge, La)
I've known Joe since we were in elementary school together at Brill. He was always so nice and so quick to make friends. You'll be remembered forever. Take care buddy, watch over us all. We'll meet again one day.
Wishing the family peace ... praying for all of you to manage through these difficult times ...
With Angels on your shoulder's!
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Joseph. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Keith & Diane Schilling
Joseph was our first grandchild. We loved him dearly and were very proud of him.It was always a joy to be with him.Never a problem about what to fix to eat. If it was food he like it. He was always in our hearts and he will remain in our hearts as long as we live. We miss you so much Joseph. To Grace and Joe, may God give you the strength to bear this tragic loss. Grandma and Grandad
Joseph was our first grandchild. We loved him dearly and were very proud of him. He was always a joy to be with. Never a problem about what to fix to eat. If it was food he liked it. He was always in our hearts and he will remain in our hearts and in our prayers as long as we live. We miss you so much Joseph. Grandma and Grandad. To Grace and Joe, may God give you strength to bear this loss.
Joseph will continue to touch me... loved by so many, his loss cant be measured...the sadness is extremely painful.
Grace I'm sorry to hear about your loss, know you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless
Their are no words for your loss. Joe our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time of sorrow. Joseph is now an angel looking down from heaven and is with you and watching over you forever.
Grace, I don't have any words that can express my sorrow. I don't know what I can say that can comfort you but that I have you, your husband and your family in my prayers.
Dear Grace and Joe,
We were so fortunate to meet Joseph on Tuckernuck two years ago and to get to know him and enjoy him so very much. He was indeed everything that everyone has written about.
No one should lose a child before we go to be with the Lord ourselves. It is so hard to understand and accept sometimes that these things are in God's hands and we have no control over them.
Our love, our sympathy, our prayers and our hope that Joseph's love for you will comfort you through the days ahead. Please know that you can call us for anything that we can do to help. Sometimes it is just nice to have someone to talk to.
With broken hearts for you and deepest sympathy for both of you.
Karen and Morris Phinney
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. You are a wonderful doting mother who never ceased loving and believing in your son. Exactly the way a mother should. I know you will miss Joseph terribly. The last time we talked you told me that Joseph was doing great and in a good place in his life. I hope there is some comfort that he left this world content and happy. I pray that you may have peace in time. Grace my thoughts and prayers are with you now.
Dear cousin is sad that the loss which was your greatest love is the motivator for me contacting you this because the last time we met, we both had less than 15 years. But the great love that Jesus Christ unites me makes me partaker of your pain. I know you grew up in a Christian home which is not how much you have your faith in Jesus Christ. What I can say is that he has opened his heart to Christ does not cry or suffer more. I can assure you that the one who dies in Christ, we lose nothing of what he has in this life. I know I will not waste your life or that of Joseph or that of your parents and siblings hope and I pray to Jesus Christ one day you can say the same. May the love and mercy of Christ all the King is revealed in you and your whole family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Grace.
Dear Grace, my heart is breaking for you and your family. May God give you strength during this difficult time. There are no words to describe your loss but we will continue to keep you and your family in our prayers. Please let me know if I can do anything for you.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Dear Grace and Joe, we are so sorry for the loss of your Joseph. He was a sweet young man with such a loving and gentle spirit. I'm sure, as he grew into adulthood ,these traits became more magnified, the world will be a little less kind without him. You are in our prayers, if there is any thing at all we can do.... Tab and Rosemary Tettleton (Spring)
Dear Grace and Joe,
Hold on to the LOVE Joseph leaves behind!
Mt Gilead grieves with you.
Grace and Joe, I do not have sufficient words to express the great sadness I am feeling for the loss of your precious son. I will continue praying and asking God to give you strength. This is so devastating and you will remain in my thoughts and prayers. Ellie Royer
Grace, no words can express how sorry I am for the loss of your precious child. I am praying so hard that you can, through God's , mercy find the strength to go on until you meet Joseph again as he waits for you in God's holy Kingdom. My love and prayers go out to you and your family.
Joseph you were such a sweet child When i first met you. I watched you grow up along with the other CFB'S as you called yourselves. From Brill, to Kleb then Klein. After college everyone went their own ways to live their lives. You will be missed by many and I feel so sad for your loving parents who worshiped you so.. my hearts goes out to you Grace and Joe.
Dear sweet Grace, my heart is broken , please remember children were given to us by God, why he was returned to him only he knows. Know that I will be praying for you and your family.
Grace, our hearts are broken for you and Joe. Joseph was a wonderful young man with so much love for life. We know you love him more than anything as he loves you. Mere words cannot convey our sorrow at your loss. May God's love and presence give you some comfort in this time. Joseph was an incredible young man and we loved him. We are sending our thoughts, prayers and love to you.
All our love and sympathies,
Rhonda, Bert, Kyle and Carson Kraatz
I only knew Joe for a short time but his memory will live with me for my lifetime. A wise man said: "Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean." - I wish Joe well on his journey and trust I will see him again. Fair winds and following seas Joe. My condolences to those you left behind.
My condolences. May you find comfort in knowing that God has promised us that we will see our loved ones again. (Rev. 20:12,13)
I remember when Joseph was in elementary school, one day, he told his Mom; he said, "you see with your heart." That wisdom always has stayed with me. I know he did see those around him with his heart. This is why he was so generous with his laughter and always thoughtful, careful and kind in his words. Our hearts ache for his presence....yet we feel him with us. Aunt Susan
I became friends with Joe freshman year at LSU. I was immediately attracted to his contagious personality and zest for life. We drifted appart after freshman year, but would occasionally bump in to each other and laugh. I'm sorrowful for the loss of his wonderful life, but celebrate in the grace that God grants us in salvation. My thoughts and prayers are with his parents and those closest to Joe.
Joe, my dear friend, my heart goes out to you at this time of the greatest loss of a lifetime. May the good Lord wrap his arms around you and comfort you. My prayers are with you and your family. R.I.P. Joseph, you will be sadly missed.
So sorry for your loss joe. God must have been needed him up above ...kit & jim Parkhall
Joe- My fellow Bearkat. You were loved by all.
Joe Walker & family - Oh my God, words cannot express my grief for your family - my heart aches. Please know that we are griefing with you and you all are in my families prayers daily.
We were neighbors in Champion Forest on Asprey Court for a while. I met you and your son Joe after the hurricane when we became friends and neighbors by sharing gasoline, water and generators for electricity for several days.
We heard from mutual friends about the tragic occurance and we read some details in the chronicle that Joe received Jesus in his heart prior to his passing. I pray that you could pease take comfort in knowing that Joe has arrived in Heaven to be with Jesus where we all are striving to arrive.
May God Bless you Joe, stay strong for your family and we miss seeing you around the neighborhood.
Jim, Maria and Allie Dorman
Joe and Grace, God bless you both. I hope that the love that surrounds you at this time helps your healing process. You both are so loved and cherished, as was Joseph. My thoughts and prayers are always with you.
My heart goes out to my friend Grace and her family through this difficult time. You're in my prayers....
Joe, Peace be with you and your family. I can not even guess what you are going through, but thank you for the chance to get to meet Joseph on the hunting trip. My prayers are with you all!
Grace and Joe, I always loved Joseph's wide smile and husky laugh....it made me smile and laugh too! He will be missed by all. I am praying for you both.
Grace, although I never met him, I feel like I knew your wonderful son through you. Whenever we flew together you would always update me on Joseph's life, all the while beaming with pride and joy. I am so sorry for your loss, you and your family will be in my prayers
Grace. My heart is breaking. No one should lose their child before they die. I can't even imagine your pain and sadness. You lived for that boy as did Joe. You are in our thoughts and prayers
thank you joe for encouraging me with film, being my partner in crime, and a best friend. i miss you
You will be missed and remembered by all. May God take you home and comfort your family and friends. Rest in peace our friend.
Grace, Peace be with you. You are loved.
Joseph will be missed and forever remembered by all those who came into contact with him. His spirit was bursting with joy & exuberance & love for others.
You used to always say
"Look at our lives"
No one could have lived them better
And all the things we said and did
The memories that we shared
They're only mine now
I'll keep them for the both of us
Joseph sounds like he was a great young man, full of promise and loved by many.
May his soul rest in peace.
Sincere and deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
Mr. And Ms. Walker, the life and human that you created with Joe has touched so many people. His heart and smile were enough to fill an entire room. Just being around him could turn a mediocre day into a laughter filled adventure. He truly lived every day to the fullest and provided such a meaningful friendship to me. He was my boy, one of my best friends, and I will never forget him. As you battle the feeling to mourn, remember his need to celebrate all things, and celebrate his life instead. He is smiling down on us all, and I pray that you feel his love through this difficult time. Anything you need, please don't hesitate to ask. We all love you both, and you will be in our prayers.
Taken way too soon by our thought of time. God needed Joseph for greater purposes in heaven. So sorry Grace for your loss and know that Joseph is with you, always at your side. We love you and send our deepest sympathies. Love, The Tucker's
With my deepest sympathies to your family. We will miss you and your sense of humor. Until we meet again...Peace. Mrs. Brisiel
Joe the memory left on me the whom be forget. I would not said good by i would i will see you later.
When I heard that you had left us
I was simply blown away
How could that be possible?
We were laughing yesterday.
Your dry wit and your humor
Your ‘grin' and devilish smile
No one knew what you'd do next
You had one unique style!
Always there for everyone
So dependable, sincere
Kind, gentle and caring
Felt good to have you near.
So, my dear departed friend
I'll think of you each day
Peace and rest and comfort
I hope you've found today.
Your last words to me
Will help my tears to dry
You punched my arm and said,
“Hey…see ya, love ya, bye!” -LOVE YOU JOE :)
When the joys are still remembered but the sorrow has quietly gone..There will always be a special place in the heart-where love lives on. With deepest sympathy
Joe and Grace, my sincere sympathies to you in the loss of your son, Joseph. My daughter Lauren and Joseph attended Brill Elementary and Klein High School together. Grace, our paths crossed occasionally during those elementary and high school years. I pray God's peace and comfort for you and your family and please know that you and your family are in our prayers. Blessings, Diana, Lauren and Ryan Denton
By his life and by his gracias manners, he is well known. By his membership in The Sigma Chi Fraternity, he is known as Brother and by that name, ALL HONOR TO HIS NAME! Go now, my Brother, to our Chapter Eternal, where you will find, again, warm hearts and loving arms with which to enfold yourself and find comfort and Brotherhood throughout eternity, knowing that your legacy is well written and for everyone to see and profit by. I greet you forever in the sacred bonds of Sigma Chi. In Hoc Signo Vinces.
Joe, you will be missed here at work. May your family take comfort in knowing that now they have a special guardian angel to watch over them.
Thinking of each of you and praying that your faith will eventually bring you the peace that passeth all understanding.
Joseph will be sorely missed and always remembered. What the Lord giveth, the Lord taketh away.
Semper Fidelis ~
Words can't say much at this time but Joe and Grace our deep sadness and love are with you both