Mr. Larry Donald Walker, age 73, of Blackshear, passed away Friday morning (9/27/19) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House following an extended illness.
Born September 1, 1946 in Live Oak, Florida, he was a son of the late Chandler Walker and Frances Dear Walker Melton. He lived many years in Adel, GA before moving to Pierce County in 2016. He was retired as a crane operator for Steam Control Systems and was a member of Adel United Methodist Church.
For many years, he loved to compete in rodeos, especially steer wrestling, which was his favorite event.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Buford Melton; a sister, Carolyn Walker Jones; and his brother, Nick Walker.
Survivors include his wife, Kaye James Walker of Blackshear; his son, Donald Walker of Palatka, FL; 2 daughters, Amy Walker of Jacksonville, FL and Charity Herrington of Oklahoma City, OK; 2 step daughters, Amy McIntosh (husband Adam) of Blackshear and Kathi Boyette (husband Kevin) of Waycross; 6 grandchildren, Jessica and Jennifer Walker of Oxford, NC, Kayla Sellers (husband Kurt) and Kev Boyette, both of Waycross, and Alan and Ashley McIntosh, both of Blackshear; a great grandson, Kane Sellers of Waycross; an honorary granddaughter, Bren Jordan of Blackshear; a sister, Barbara Walker Crain (husband Jimmie) of Live Oak, FL; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
The family will receive friends on Saturday (10/5/19) from 3-5 p.m. at the funeral home.
A private service will take place at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.hartfh.com.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
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