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WALKER, The Reverend Dr. James T. Jr., died at the age of 72 on January 16, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Rev. Janice F. Walker; daughters and sons-in-law, Rachel R. Hartman (James Hartman), Letitia C. Walker (Whitney Shroyer), Rebekah M. Richards; stepdaughter, Victoria L. Adams (G. Henry Adams III); two sisters, Nan Wallace (Joe Wallace) and Sarah Meadows; two granddaughters, Iris M. Richards and Julia R. Richards; and two stepgrandsons, George H. Adams IV and William L. Adams. A direct descendant of 18th century Presbyterian minister and educator, David Caldwell, of Greensboro, N.C., Dr. Walker was born in Jackson, Tenn., and grew up in Tennessee and Kentucky. He graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., with a Doctor of Ministry and was a Methodist minister, like his father and grandfather before him, for his early career. He later became a pastoral psychotherapist, practicing in Columbia, Mo., Crystal Lake, Illinois., and Asheville, N.C., before retiring in Asheville. He loved gardening, "working on projects," and whistling. In his later years, he spent time compiling his memoirs. He also contributed to and spoke at the opening of the David and Rachel Caldwell Historical Center in Greensboro, N.C. He was a loving husband, a dear father and a kind man. He believed in encouraging people to be the best they could be and to "make progress" in their lives. In his spiritual, professional and family life, Dr. Walker took delight and did his best to enable his parishioners, patients and loved ones achieve their personal ambitions and to realize their own best sense of self. His family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Chestnut Grove for their dear care and support over the last three and a half years. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 29 at Christ Church Episcopal, 5000 Pouncey Tract Rd., Glen Allen, Va. 23059. Contributions may be made to The Brain Trauma Foundation at BrainTrauma.org and Christ Church Episcopal. This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.