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John "Johnny" Rogers Walker

May 14, 1940 ~ November 18, 2021 (age 81)

Obituary

John “Johnny” Rogers Walker entered into eternal rest on Thursday, November 18, 2021. His life began on May 15, 1940, the eldest son of the late Toney B. and Eva V. Walker.

At an early age, he joined Shiloh Baptist Church where he remained a member until his death.

As a teenager, he moved to New York City and quickly fell in love with the fast pace of “City Life.” He also found his passion for driving 18-wheel trucks which he turned into a career. He would frequently visit home to spend time with his family. Affectionately known as “Bubba” to his family, he was very well-loved and will be remembered for his humor and good cooking. Another passion of John’s was entertaining family and friends. He also loved to laugh and talk.

He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Lloyd Walker Sr., Lonnie Walker Sr., Robert Walker Sr., and Rodney Walker, and a sister, Vertana Lawrence. He leaves to cherish his many precious memories, three sisters, Novena Burden, Wynona Walker, and Yolanda Batten (Charlie); brother, Alphonso Walker Sr. (Avis); a special nephew who was like a brother, Russell (Rosalind) Walker; sisters-in-law, Rena Walker, Beatrice Walker, and Shirley Walker; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and loving and caring friends.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m on Saturday, November 27, 2021, in Whiting’s Funeral Home, with the Rev. Alphonso Walker officiating. Live stream will be available at the beginning of the service.  Interment will follow in the New Bethany Christian UCC Cemetery, 15496 Benns Church Blvd, Smithfield VA 23430.  Mr. Walker may be viewed on Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the hour of his service in the funeral home.  Facial coverings are required for all services.

Professional services entrusted to the staff of Whiting's Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185 757-229-3011 whitingsfuneralhome.com

 

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Services

Viewing
Saturday
November 27, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Whiting's Funeral Home
7005 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Funeral Service
Saturday
November 27, 2021

11:00 AM
Whiting's Funeral Home
7005 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Video is available for this event


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