On Thursday, February 11, 2021, our beloved Robert Lee Walker Sr, passed away peacefully in the arms of the Lord at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center. He was born on March 7, 1944, to the late Daniel and Martha Ann Walker. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Walker, and brothers, Daniel Walker Jr and Wesley Walker.
Early in life, Robert accepted Christ as his personal Savior. He attended Williamsburg – James City County Public Schools and was employed for many years at The Candle- Light Restaurant until he retired in 2013.
Popcorn, as he was affectionately called, was a dedicated and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed watching Judge Judy and westerns and was a true Dallas Cowboy fan. He also loved baseball and the outdoors, but his greatest love of all was his family. Popcorn will be greatly missed by all who loved him.
Robert is survived by his wife of forty-eight years, Shirley Walker; sons, Lamont Jones, Robert Arrington (Wendy), Robert Walker Jr. (Renalda), and Derick Walker Sr. (Daphne); grandchildren, Brittany Boyd, Montesha Boyd, Derrick Greenhow, Destinee Walker, Derick Walker Jr, Lamont Jones Jr, Lamond Jones, Desia Walker, Daniel Walker, D’Shela Walker, and Zayden Jones; great-grandchildren, E’Niyah Ruttley, JaMirah Graves, and Jarrell Graves Jr.; three sisters, Rudell Walker, Marie Meekins, and Elizabeth Hawkins (William); three sisters-in-law, Belinda Pretlow (James), Joanne Johnson, and Donna Fogg (Howard); one brother-in-law, Dean Johnson (Lisa); a devoted and special niece, Jamie Hawkins-Gray; and a host other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 19, 2021, at Whiting's Funeral Home with Dr. Morris L. Randall Sr. officiating. Interment to follow in Williamsburg Memorial Park. Due to the current health pandemic, only 50 people may be in attendance with facial coverings and social distancing requirements. Facebook Livestream will be available at the start of the service. Mr. Walker may be viewed on Friday beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the hour of his service.
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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