Bobby Ray Walker

Born: Wed., Sep. 23, 1936
Died: Thu., Jul. 30, 2020

Graveside Service

1:00 PM Mon., Aug. 03, 2020
Location: Oak City Cemetery

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Mr. Bobby Ray Walker, age 83, of Blackshear, passed away Thursday afternoon (7/30/20) at the River Brook Healthcare Center in Homerville, Georgia following an extended illness.

Born September 23, 1936, in Tifton, Georgia, he was a son of the late Emmett and Hortense Vaughan Walker. He was raised in Cordele but spent the majority of his life in Fitzgerald. He was a retired Sergeant from the United States National Guard with 24 years of service. He had worked as a Georgia State Patrol from 1960-1968 and then was the Area Supervisor and Parole Officer for the State Board of Pardons and Paroles from 1968 to 1992. In 2017, he moved to Pierce County to be near his son and family.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Cordele.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Stokes Walker; his daughter, Shirley Ann Walker; a son, Bobby Ray Walker, Jr.; a sister, Joyce Duke; and a sister-in-law, Melinda Walker.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Shannon Walker of Blackshear; 3 grandchildren, Blake (Ericka) Walker of Blackshear, Michaela Walker of Blackshear, Matthew Ray Walker of Sycamore, GA; 3 brothers, Emmett Walker (wife Rosalin) of Cordele, Emory Walker (wife Leanne) of Tifton, and Jim Walker of Fitzgerald; a sister, Wanda Wright of Cordele; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A graveside funeral service will take place Monday afternoon (8/3/20) at 1 p.m. at Oak City Cemetery, 420 Cemetery St, Bainbridge, GA 39817.

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Larry & Tonia
   Posted Fri July 31, 2020

You and your family are in our hearts and minds during these tough times. Our condolences on the passing of your Dad. He will be missed by all however, you always have your memories. Cherish them. We love you all.

Katrina Trott
   Posted Fri July 31, 2020
Walker Family
There are no words that will ease your pain however my prayers are with you all. Know that God is mighty and your dad is a new man watching over you all
Kay Trott

John & Marsha Puckett
   Posted Fri July 31, 2020
Jim and Family.
We are sorry to learn of Mr. Bobby's death.I remember him from GSP and church league softball from the 80's and 90's... He will be missed , We will keep you and the rest of the family in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

Jon and kathy jeffers
   Posted Fri July 31, 2020
My life changed for the good when Mr. Bobby moved In behind me. Thank you for all the visits and joy rides. You taught me a lot and let me love on Ray. I cant hardly stand the thought of you being gone. But what a reunion that must have been. I miss you already dear friend. I'm going to see you again and introduce you to my Mom and Dad they will love you like I do. So long for now.

Blake (Buzz) & Rho Griffin
   Posted Sat August 01, 2020
Bobby ("Boss") was a joy to us and our lives are diminished with his passing. He was a gentle giant of a man, a treasured friend and a respected colleague. He lived with zest and enthusiasm and the world was brighter when he was around. People, fortunate enough to know him, are better for his influence and humor. He was larger than life and we will miss him terribly. Our condolences to Mike and his family for their loss.

John Gaines
   Posted Sat August 01, 2020
Prayers lifted for the family for comfort and peace during this time of grieving.
He was truly a good man. Always seemed to be happy and blessed. I had the honor of serving with him in the Guard. He was a professional!!
RIP. Salute.

Michael Wing
   Posted Sat August 01, 2020
Mike and family,

What a lot of good memories this fine man leaves behind. From fun times like swamp fishing trips and bird hunting all the way to dealing with some tough work situations Bobby did everything with competence, enthusiasm and integrity and was a great leader. He was loved and respected by all who worked with him and in work or play, he was a good man to have on your team. He will live in our memories.

Phyllis Cella
   Posted Sat August 01, 2020
So very sorry for your loss! My husband and I enjoyed having Bobby as a neighbor at the lake! He always brought me fertilizer for my garden, his homemade chili, and stuffed mushrooms! Loved sitting on the back deck talking to him while he sipped on his afternoon cocktail! I shared my garden with him.....He loved my
pickles! Missed him when we moved!

Prentiss Brown
   Posted Sat August 01, 2020
Lost a good friend. Our friendship goes back to 1960.

Shannon Dorough
   Posted Sun August 02, 2020
Mike and family, I have fond memories of your dad especially in our pre teen years. His smile is unforgettable. Prayers of peace and comfort for you at this time.

Ann & Monroe Deese
   Posted Sun August 02, 2020
We were so sorry to hear the news of Bobby's passing. He was a very good friend and a good soldier. The world was a better place and he was a wonderful bird hunter!

Lea Anne McNease Davis
   Posted Sun August 02, 2020
Michael l am so sorry to hear about your dad. I taught with your mother and Howard and l were friends with your daddy. You were blessed to have your daddy for this long. Your memories , friends and prayers will help you and your family through this sad time. You will always be my little boy and l am thankful you and your family were in my life. Love and hugs sent your way. Lea Anne and Howard Davis

Mike Kelly
   Posted Mon August 03, 2020
Mike, I am so sorry to hear of Bobby's passing. I am without words of what a great man in so many ways he will always be to me. A leader of men, a friend and a great person. Will always be one of the greatest people I have ever met or knew. Prayers

Jeff Kight
   Posted Wed August 05, 2020
Thinking of your family at this time. Always thought a lot of your dad. Jeff Kight and Family

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