Johnny Paul Walker, 81, of Niceville, Fla., ascended to his heavenly reward on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. He was born Aug. 26, 1932, in Walker County, Ga. Johnny retired after serving in the U. S. Army and Air Force for 23 years. He then retired in 1995 from civil service at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. He served in both the Korean and Vietnam wars.
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After retiring, Johnny enjoyed traveling with his wife and they had many adventures. They especially loved going to Cades Cove, Tenn.
Johnny was an avid gardener, never met a stranger, always had a story to tell, and was always there to lend a hand to anyone in need. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Mr. Walker is preceded in death by his loving wife of 47 years, Janice Sue Walker, and his parents, Francis Sarah Pitts and Paul James Walker. He is survived by his daughter, Joyce Marie Walker, of Niceville; and son, Johnny P. Walker, Jr., and his wife, Pat, of Washington, N.C.; granddaughters, Melissa Morlock and her husband, Tom; Katherine Alligood and her husband, William, of Washington; and dear friends for over 50 years, Frank and Nancy Cornwell.
The family will be receiving friends at 1 p.m., on Thursday, April 3, 2014, immediately followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church of Niceville. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Niceville Covenant Hospice Bereavement Support, 220 Eglin Parkway N.E., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548, or a
Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.com.
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Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News on Apr. 3, 2014