Raymond Lloyd Walker

Born: Fri., Aug. 7, 1942
Died: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Nov. 25, 2017
Location: Hart Funeral Home

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Nov. 25, 2017
Location: Hart Funeral Home

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Mr. Raymond Lloyd Walker, age 75, of Hutchinson Island, FL (formerly of Blackshear), died Friday morning (10/20/17) at the Lawnwood Regional Medical Center following a short illness.

Born August 7, 1942 in Waycross, Georgia, he was a son of the late Fleming Lloyd and Hazel Thomas Walker. He grew up in Blackshear where graduated from Blackshear High School with the Class of 1960. After high school, he joined the military and served in the US Army and Army National Guard.  He was retired as the agency manager in the Pierce County Office of Farm Bureau Insurance. He was a former member and past president of the Blackshear Rotary Club and was a member of Blackshear First Baptist Church.  After retirement, he moved to Hutchinson Island, Florida to live the “beach life” where he enjoyed walking on the beach, laying around reading, and loved the fresh “salty air”.

He loved spending time with his family and friends and always looked forward to his children and grandchildren visiting him. His grandchildren were his pride and joy. His outgoing personality helped him to never meet a stranger, and over the years he had proudly helped countless people who found themselves in hard times.

Survivors include his two children, Raymond L. Walker, Jr. (Dana Theriault) of Richmond Hill, Ga and Stacie Walker Jorishie (husband Chris) of Mooresville, NC; his grandchildren: Caleb Walker of Jacksonville, Fl, Chase Jorishie of Greenville, NC, Payton Walker of Blackshear, Ga, and Emma Grace Theriault of Richmond Hill, GA; his brothers and sisters, Carol Strickland (husband Jimmy) of Lake Blackshear, Ga, Mike Walker of Blackshear, Ga, Victoria Anderson (husband Carroll) of Claxton, Ga, and Debbie Walker-Bonati (husband Frank) of St. Simons Island, Ga; his former wife and mother of his children, Feldeen Walker of Blackshear, Ga; two special aunts: Mildred Dowling and Irene Dixon, both of Blackshear; nieces and nephews, Jeannie Morris (husband Calvin) of Baxley, Ga, Ettoria Walker of Florence, Al, Tom Walker of Florence, Al, Eric Strickland (wife Lisa) of Richmond Hill, Ga, Dr. Brent Anderson (wife Dr. Julia) of Nashville, Tn, Dustin Brown (wife Coleen) of Brunswick, Ga, Brooke Walker (husband Jim) and Angela Smith (husband Trek), both of St. Simons Island, Ga, and Chelsea Anderson of Atlanta, Ga; and several great nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends. 

Memorialization will be by cremation.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday (11/25/17) at 11 AM in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home with Dr.Bill Young officiating.  

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

The family wishes to thank David and Sue Jenkins and the Tiara Tower’s family for your friendships and helping take care of Ray over the years. Your kindness will always be remembered.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to First Baptist Church Blackshear, 670 Main Street, Blackshear, GA 31516 or to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, St 500, Chicago, Illinois 60611 or at http://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org/ways-to-give/

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Phoebe Myers
   Posted Sat October 21, 2017
I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to the family at this difficult time. May you find comfort in God's sure promise to restore our loved ones to life by means of a resurrection to a paradise earth, where sickness and death will be no more. "The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." (John 5:28,29) I hope that you find comfort in this prospect and your heartfelt prayer during this difficult time.
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Thomas Gill
   Posted Sun October 22, 2017
My condolence goes out to the Ray Walker family. Ray and I worked together with Georgia Farm Bureau for many years which gave me the opportunity to get to know his wife and children. Those memories are precious to me.

May God send special angels to give each of you comfort and peace.

Lynda Riggins Leckie
   Posted Sun October 22, 2017
I was shocked to hear of Ray's death. We had just seen him at our class reunion, Blackshear High School Class of 1960. I pray that God will comfort his loved ones, and I am so sorry we lost Ray.

Joe (Cohort) Foster
   Posted Mon October 23, 2017
I was so shocked this morning (Monday) when I learned of Ray's death. He was a friend years ago when we were both in the BHS Class of 1960 and we enjoyed each others company for years at our high school reunions.

At our last reunion, in August of this year, Ray gave me a ride to the place where we and our classmates were having dinner on Friday night of the reunion weekend. We talked about our happiness in retirement and how we were enjoying life as never before. Not asking, but always giving to our family and friends. I think that's how he lived his life and that's the way I will always remember him.

Sincere condolences to his family and his friends, and my personal "thank you" for having known him as my friend.

Joe (Cohort) Foster
Nashville, Tennessee

Roseanne & Fred Catalano
   Posted Wed October 25, 2017
Our sincerest condolences to the Walker family. We have owned an apt. at Tiara for 3 years and go down to FL 2-3 times a year. Although we haven't known Ray for very long we were always happy to see him and listen to his great stories...and he had great stories. He loved being on the beach, which was where we first met him, and talking about his children and grandchildren. It was amazing to watch him walk down to the jetty and see how many times he stopped to speak to his "friends". Everybody knew Ray and loved him. We saw him for the last time on Monday Oct. 16th right before we left to fly back to NY. We feel blessed to have gotten to know him and we will truly miss him.

Brian and Elaine Murphy
   Posted Thu October 26, 2017
Ray was such a kind gentleman and it was a pleasure knowing him. We are so sorry for your loss. We made a donation in his honor for pulmonary issues. God Bless

Sue Dannahower - Main Street Fort Pierce
   Posted Mon October 30, 2017
Hi Ray & Stacie:

We at Main Street are so very sorry for your loss. Ray was a great friend and supporter of Main Street. He will be missed. We will be engraving a brick in his memory to put in our courtyard.

Sue Dannahower
Main Street Fort Pierce

Tina Peacock Corbitt
   Posted Wed November 01, 2017
Raymond I am so sorry to hear the loss of your father. I lost my dad a year ago and I truly feel your pain. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this sorrowful time.

Robert Boatright
   Posted Wed November 01, 2017
I knew Ray from the dealership here in Fort Pierce Florida. We talked about Georgia all the time when he was in the dealership as I am from Waycross. My condolences to the family as he will be greatly missed as a friend.

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