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Johnny L. Walker May 22, 1946 - April 9, 2018

Mr. Johnny L. Walker, 71, of Southaven, MS, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018 at his residence in Southaven. Mr. Walker worked in the paper industry from the time he turned eighteen until his retirement in 2008. He absolutely loved his job and was hardworking, having worked his way into the position of plant manager. He was stubborn, hardheaded, and strong willed, but those were some of his best qualities. Mr. Walker was grounded and set in his ways. If there was a will there was a way, and you could be sure it would be done his way. He was a man of few words and didn’t have time for small talk. He enjoyed his Saturday night poker get togethers that were hosted in his home. Mr. Walker loved to hunt with his friends at the hunting club and fish, especially during fishing tournaments. Above all else, he was a family man. He loved his wife, daughter, and grandsons without measure. He loved taking his grandsons fishing and teaching them how to shoot bb guns. Mr. Walker truly enjoyed showing off his grandsons and how well mannered and behaved they were. He was extremely proud of his daughter and son-in-law, for how they raised his grandsons and the upbringing they had received. Mr. Walker’s legacy will continue to live on through the many memories he made with his friends and family.

Mr. Walker leaves behind his loving wife of forty-seven years, Jeanne Britt Walker of Southaven; one daughter, Jana Walker Underwood and her husband, Tim of Southaven; two brothers, James Walker and his wife, Gail of Kingsland, GA, and Randy Walker and his wife, Louise of Waycross, GA; two sisters, Julia Bargeron and her husband, Ben of Lakeland, GA, and Jereen Khlem of Jacksonville, FL; two grandsons, Daniel James Underwood and Griffin Clark Underwood both of Southaven. Mr. Walker also leaves behind a host of loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Russell and Eva Mae Walker; one sister, Jackie Walker; two brothers-in-law, Lamar Walker and Bill Khlem.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations and memorials in honor of Mr. Johnny L. Walker, be made to Twentieth Century Club (4011 Maryland Ave; Little Rock, AR 72204).

There are no funeral services planned for Mr. Johnny L. Walker at this time.

Arrangements made by Twin Oaks Funeral Home (662) 349-9720.


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    DONNA S DIXON says

    The Blackshear High class of 1964 is so sorry to hear of Johnny’s death. He will be missed. The class would like to make a donation to our local cancer agency in his memory and I wanted to make sure that you knew. Can you send me your correct address so you will be notified when we do this. Thanks for that and know you and Johnny will always be special in our memories of you both.

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      Jeanne Walker says

      Thank you and the class of 64 for honoring Johnny’s memory this way. My current address is: 7745 Southfield Road-Southaven, Miss. 38671.
      again thank ya’ll

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    Terry L Owen says

    This is Terry Owen from our high school days. I remember Johnny as a determined, smart, friendly and
    very special FRIEND. It’s a shame that once we graduate from HSchool, we scatter. Sometimes, we
    are fortunate enough to visit our class reunions……. I just wish I had been able to see Johnny “one more time”. ….. but isn’t that the way we always feel about someone we like and then lose.
    MY sympathies to you all.

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      Jeanne Walker says

      Thank you Terry.

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    Pamela and Chuck Kimes says

    Jeanne, Jana , Tem and the boys, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Chuck joins me in sending condolences for your loss. May God bless you and comfort you as only He can do. We love you all, cousins.

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      Jeanne says

      Thank you Pam

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    Jack and Cynthia Lee says

    We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was truly a man of few words and he was a very genuine person. I enjoyed working with Johnny and getting to know him and Jeanne. Cynthia and I especially enjoyed our trip to Germany and have many good memories of that. He talked often of his family and especially the grandkids. I know he loved them very much. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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      Jeanne says

      Jack thank you so much, he thought very highly of you

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    Cleo Blatt. says

    Jeanne, sorry to hear about Johnny. Keeping you in my heart and prayers. Your wonderful memories will bring you comfort and peace in days to follow. God bless you and may He hold you in the Shelter of His Arms. With love and sympathy. Albert and Cleo Blatt.

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      Jeanne says

      Thank you Cleo, your thoughts and prayers are appreciated

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    Gerald Zorn says

    I was proud to call Johnny my friend and will always remember him and the good times we shared. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He was a good man.

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      Jeanne says

      Thank you Gerald you have to know how much your friendship meant to him.

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      Jeanne says

      Thank you Joey and Elphy, those were good days

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    Steve Hernandez says

    Jeanne and Jana, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was always a gentleman to me. Everytime I ever spoke with him was a pleasure. If there is anything I can do for either of you or your families, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

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      Jeanne says

      Thank you Steve he thought a lot of you

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    Jane Kelly says

    Oh, Jeanne, I am so very sorry to hear this sad news….. saying a prayer for you and your family.

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      Jeanne says

      Thank you Jane keep saying the prayers

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    Shirley and James R Hall says

    Jeanne, we are so sorry and shocked to hear about Johnny. Our thoughts and prayers
    go out to you and your family. We will be thinking about you. God bless and we love you.

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      Jeanne says

      Thank you James Roy and Shirley

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    Annette and Ed Roberson says

    We are truly saddened for your loss, Jeanne. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .
    We love you !!

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      Jeanne says

      Thank you Ed and Annette just hold on to each other

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    Jeanne and family, My heart hurts for you. I have loved you both for so many years. Please know our love and prayers are with you. We are so sorry for your loss. Precious memories.

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      Jeanne says

      Thank you Grace and Skipper

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    Diane Thrash says

    Jeanne I am so heartbroken to hear about this. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all at this time.

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      Jeanne says

      Thank you Diane he always loved teasing you

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    Lynn timmer says

    My heart goes out to you during this very difficult time. I lost Jerry in 2009 and it seems like yesterday. You and Johnny were very goods friends to us . My prayers are with you. 🙏🙏🙏❤️

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      Jeanne says

      Thank you Lynn, he thought a lot of you and Jerry

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    Sue and Jerry Thomas says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Johnny was a good friend to u,s and we think about him often as we remember good times “at the plant”.

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      Jeanne says

      Thank you Sue and Jerry, he always cherished your friendship

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    Latasha Grice says

    My condolences to the family and friends!!!! Praying for y’all

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      Jana Underwood says

      Thank you so much Tasha.

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