James "Hooker" Velmer Walker, 74, of White Oak, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. He was born Sept. 2, 1942, in Homer City, and was the son of the late James Wilson Walker and Dorothy Marie Kinder Walker. James was in the car business for 58 years, and was the proprietor of Walker Used Cars in McKeesport. He previously worked for the former H.F. Clark Motors. Hooker had an extreme love for his cars and car racing. He is survived by his wife, Marlene M. Cindrich Walker; daughter, Connie Sue (Buzz Craven) Walker, of White Oak; son, Timothy James (Terri) Walker, of Versailles; sisters, Patricia Taylor, and Wendy (John) Brendlinger, of Indiana, and Rhetta Jean (Jerry) Wilson, of Brush Valley; brother, Kenneth W. (Cheryl) Walker, of Homer City; grandchildren, Zachary James Craven and Jameson Timothy Walker; stepgrandchildren, Robert and Kenny Craven, Sydney Humpfrey, and Nolan Piotrowski, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his dog, Mookee. He was preceded in death by his brothers-in-law, Floyd E. Taylor, and John Anderson; his father in-law, Lawrence Anderson, and mother-in-law, Sophie Anderson.
Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak, (412) 672-6322, Troy J. Gilbert, Director. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the funeral home chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Leukemia And Lymphoma Society
, 888-557-7177. Condolences may be offered at gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com