May 11, 1959 – September 13, 2020
James Walker "J.W.", 61, beloved brother and son, passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 4:30 A.M., with his sister and brother-in-law, by his side. He was born to the late Henry Walker and Bonnie (Hunsberger) Smith on May 11, 1959 in Kokomo.
Jimmy loved family gatherings and cooking out with his friends. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson when he was younger. Jimmy was a joy to his family and friends.
Surviving are sisters, Kathy (Paul) Grant and Stephanie (Carl) Pennycoff-Fisher; brother, Joseph (Betty) Walker; niece, Paige George; nephews, Christopher Hall, Joseph Fisher, Joey Walker, and Kevin Walker.
Preceded in death are his parents; brother, Michael Walker; and nephew, Butchie "Carl" Fisher.
A special thanks to Rick, Becky, Sean, and Amber, for helping during his illness.
There will be a time of visitation for Jimmy on Friday, September 18, 2020 from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service at 1:00 P.M., at Ellers Mortuary Webster Chapel, 3400 South Webster Street, Kokomo. Pastor Sean Cooper will be officiating. You may read Jimmy's obituary at www.ellersmortuarywebster.com to leave the family an online condolence.
Friday, September 18, 2020
Friday, September 18, 2020
September 17, 2020
I first met Jimmy almost 3 years ago while spending time with Pastor Sean and Amber Cooper. Each time I would come home to Coopers we progressed from a "hi, how ya doin?" to longer, in-depth conversations. Jimmy was interested to hear about my experiences as Missionary in Jamaica, and he shared many "overseas" stories of adventures during his 'younger' years. The first time I asked if I could pray with him, he said "for sure" with tears in his eyes... I challenged Jimmy about his faith many times and in early 2019 he told me he loved it when we prayed! He made a true impact in my life, and in Sean & Amber's. As I spent longer and longer in Jamaica, each time I returned, going across the street to see Jimmy and Maggie was a priority!
When we visited him in hospital following his hip.surgery, my prayer was that would be a turning point in Jimmy's life. Sean kept me updated through early 2020, and we prayed for Jimmy daily...I was distressed to hear about his fall and when I visited him 2 weeks ago I cried as I prayed with him. It broke my heart to hear there was little hope of recovery but we have the Blessed Assurance that Jimmy is now pain-free in his Heavenly Home.
I will dearly miss our conversations, hugs, laughs, stories of travels and times of prayer. I'll miss hearing Jimmy calling Maggie into his car as they set off downtown...He sure had an impact on me in his own, very unique way!
"Until we meet again, may
God hold you in the Palm of His Hand."
September 15, 2020
JW, I will miss you brother. You have been in and around my family since I can remember. Most all of our Holidays and for sure the cook outs. Always willing to be there for whatever the need may have been. Rest In Peace ole friend. Pain no more.