The Norman Transcript

Obituaries

May 18, 2006

John Joseph Walker

John Joseph Walker, 78, of Purcell died Tuesday, May 16, at the Norman Veterans Center. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Wilson Little Funeral Home Chapel in Purcell. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Officiating will be Chaplain Davis Oxley.

Mr. Walker was born July 6, 1927, in Broken Bow to Joseph Benjamin and Jewell (Ryker) Walker. He served two years in the U.S. Navy in 1945. He married Jean Walker March 20, 1948, in Yuma, Ariz. He taught and coached high school basketball.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Louise Hampton and Jo Alice Meredith; brother Mid Walker and an infant brother.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Johnny Walker and Joyce of Fort Worth, Texas, and Jerry Walker of McKinney, Texas; one brother, Robert Earl Walker of Sacramento, Calif.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. ?

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