Arnold Lee Walker went home to be with the Lord on July 19th.
He served as Eldest Deacon at "Bowie Baptist Church of Arizona"
Arnold was best known as the owner and storekeeper of Walker's Country Store on Wilson Creek. Over 20 years his store served as a local landmark and sometimes satellite base camp for Fire & Rescue. The store was considered a historical museum of sorts, many stories were told by Mr. Walker to willing listeners. Generally he was considered to be a local historian; those detailed stories had one movie producer seek him out featuring Mr. Walker in his documentary of "The Brown Mtn Lights". He loved the rich history of the ole Mortimer Cotton Mill and Train, he even had a picture of the train before the 100 year flood washed it out.
Both Arnold and wife are "honored" as instrumental founding members of the Wilson Creek Visitors Center. Their efforts were a labor of love, a gift back to Wilson Creek, a place they both love so much.
Arnold was survived by two brothers Bobby Walker and Tim Walker, his wife Tommie Sue Walker, one son Ronnie Walker wife (Sandra), daughter Cathy Crisp husband (Chris), one step daughter, five grandchildren & three great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 9:30am until 11am, Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Sossoman Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 11am in the Colonial Chapel of the funeral home. Burial will follow at Burke Memorial Park.
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Published by The News Herald on Jul. 21, 2021.