The Rev. Jimmy D. Walker, 78, of Jacksonville, passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 1, 2014, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville. He was born July 15, 1935, in Jonesboro, Ark., the son of Lexie and Lillian Marlow Walker. He married Bonnie Lou Armour on Feb. 28, 1958 in Naylor, Mo., and she preceded him in death on Oct. 26, 2009. He later married Leoma Reid on March 13, 2010, and she survives.
He is also survived by two granddaughters, Gina Radke of Jacksonville and Tina Radke of Rockford; and two nephews, Steve Walker and Rod Walker, both of Jonesboro, Ark. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sherry Angela Radke; and brother, Dale Walker (surviving wife, Jan of Jonesboro, Ark.).
The Rev. Walker had served as pastor at Harvest Temple United Pentecostal Church in Jacksonville for 37 years. He also owned and operated Walker's Sealing and Striping in Jacksonville. He loved to play his guitar and sing and enjoyed golfing and deer hunting.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at Harvest Temple United Pentecostal Church in Jacksonville. The family will meet friends from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday at Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at Naylor Cemetery in Naylor, Mo., with the family meeting friends from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday at Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel in Neelyville, Mo. Memorials are suggested to the Harvest Temple United Pentecostal Church for the Illinois Mothers Memorial. Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.
Williamson Funeral Home
1405 Lincoln Avenue
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Jan. 3, 2014