Mr. Jonathan Blake Walker, age 27, of Blackshear, passed away early Thursday morning (3/18/21) at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah from injuries sustained in an accident.
Born July 7, 1993 in Waycross, he was a son of Michael Felton and Shannon Cullop Walker. He lived most of his life in Blackshear and was a 2011 graduate of Pierce County High School. He had attended the University of North Georgia and studied Criminal Justice, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2016. While in college, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) Fraternity. He had served for 6 years with the Georgia National Guard and was currently a deputy with the Ware County Sheriff's Department. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear.
Blake was a true southern gentleman. Dressed to the nines and never had a hair out of place. He was a great husband, son, brother, friend, and dog dad and was a man of few words, but when he spoke, people listened. Blake had a heart for serving others and always lending a listening ear when people needed it the most.
Preceding him in death was his paternal grandparents, Bobby and Margaret Walker; his maternal grandfather, Herman Cullop; and an uncle, Bobby Walker, Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Ericka Trott Walker of Blackshear; parents, Mike and Shannon Walker of Blackshear; sister, Michaela Walker (fiancé Trey Peacock) of Blackshear; grandparents, Norma Cullop of Hazlehurst and Ken and Terry McQuaig of Euless, TX; his in-laws, Ray Trott (wife Beverly) of Helen, GA and Kay Trott of Cleveland, GA; brother-in-law, Ryan Trott (wife Nickie) of Jefferson, Ga; sister-in-law, Miranda Cantrell (husband Benson) of Cleveland, GA; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives.
A funeral service will take place Sunday (3/21/21) at 2 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Stone officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Waycross.
The family will receive friends on Sunday at the church one hour prior to the service.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.harthfh.com.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
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