James V. Walker
1942 - 2016
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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.

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Published in Pittsburgh Tribune Review from Nov. 28 to Nov. 30, 2016.
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September 24, 2018
My deepest condolences to the family, may you find comfort and strength from the God of all comfort in this difficult time (Isiah 26:19)
November 30, 2016
One of the nicest most genuine person i ever met our sympathy to his family he will be missed by all that knew him
Harry Seretti Family
November 29, 2016
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY ARE WITH U DURING THIS VERY PAINFUL TIME. HOOKER ALWAYS SAW THE BEST IN PEOPLE, AND GAVE EVERYONE A FAIR CHANCE IT WAS A PRIVLAGE TO CALL HIM MY FRIEND FRANK LANGLEY
JAMES WALKER
November 29, 2016
Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Hooker, I have heard many wonderful things about him. My sympathy, prayers, and love go out to the whole family for this tragic loss.
Roy & Elaine Taylor, Bear, Delaware
Roy and Elaine `Taylor
November 28, 2016
Marlene,Connie,& Tim,
Our deepest sympathy . Jimmy was a great man and a good friend. Always a gentleman with great advice. He will be missed by all the people whose lives he touch.
Rest in peace my friend.
Georgiann & Tony D'Angelo
November 28, 2016
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I Knew y when y were little and I loved your parents my uncle and aunt sorry for all the loss sending prays of comfort beth (miriam daughter)
November 28, 2016
Hooker, You will be missed, but we have a lot of fond & happy memories. Be at peace!
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Rich & Toni Grygo
November 28, 2016
Deepest sympathys to the walker family, our thoughts and prayers are with u during this very painful time.Hooker was a fair and honest man who always choose to see the best in people and gave them a fair chance, a very rare quality today. You will be missed. Frank Langley Merry Eagle
November 28, 2016
Our Deepest Sympathy to James' family and friends. Our prayers are with you.
Donna & Gregory Tonarelli
November 28, 2016
Rest in Peace
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