Heflin - Jimmy Dean Walker, 61, passed away from a soft tissue cancer, Sunday, January 5, 2014, at his residence. Born June 23, 1952 in Carrollton, Ga., but a resident of Heflin, the son of Aledes Newborn Walker and the late Joe Rufus Walker, and grandson to the late Purlas Jackson and Amerson Leola Deese Walker and the late William Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Morris Newborn, all of Heflin. Besides his father and grandparents, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Hugh Shannon Walker. Survivors include his mother, Alades Walker, brothers and sisters-in-law, Rufus Jerry (Jenelle) Walker, Willie Hugh Walker, Rex Edward (Ann) Walker and Fred Allen Walker; sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy Gail (Travis) Williams, Linda (James) Clark, all of Heflin, and Bobbie Jo (Lynn) Otwell, of Ranburne; eight nephews; seven nieces; fourteen great-nephews and eleven great-nieces. Jimmy never lost his love for life, family, friends and Christ, even though he spent the last 29 years in a wheelchair, following a motorcycle accident caused by a drunk driver on his 32nd birthday. He was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church, and was blessed to be cared for by hospice caregivers Donna and Candy. Visitation will be held at noon until 2 p.m. at Cross Roads Baptist Church on Wednesday January 8, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at Cross Roads Baptist Church with the Rev. Mac Prichard, Rev. Chester Pesnell, Rev. Skyler Clark officiating. Pallbearers will be nephews, Nicholas Riddle, Dawayne Walker, Adam Walker, Brian Walker, Derick Clark, Jason Clark, Dean Hassler, Kelly Adams. Burial will follow in Cross Roads Cemetery with Dryden Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Dryden Funeral Home 256-463-2287 Visit our website: drydenfuneralhome.com
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Dryden Funeral Home
1467 Almon Street
Heflin, AL 36264
Published in The Anniston Star on Jan. 7, 2014