James Walker

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James Clifton Walker, born August 7, 1932 in the union of James and Mosella Walker in Vance Boro, North Carolina. James had 5 siblings, James being the second oldest. James attended grade school in North Carolina and after his formal education he enlisted into the United States Army and served for 2 years as a military cook. James relocated to Akron after his military duties, and settled on a career as a Truck Engineer. James loved golf, old western movies, and was a devoted Cleveland Browns fan. He devoted 25+ years to truck driving and retired from Roadway in 2001.

He married his 3rd wife (Gloria McCray) in 1994 and moved his family to Columbus, OH. James departed this life on September 24, 2017 surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by James (father), Mosella (mother), 2 sisters (Gwen & Mary), John (brother), Peola (daughter). He leaves to cherish his memory, his longtime companion Gloria McCray, Rose Walker (sister), Erma Chatman (sister), Karen Walker (daughter), Sandra Lucks (daughter), James Walker (son), many grandkids & great grand kids, nieces, nephews, and a host of family and friends.


Visitation 10am and Funeral 11am at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. Columbus, Oh 43232

Condolence Messages

  1. Lester and Teresa McGrath

    We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to James’ family. We look forward to the time when the promise of Rev 21:4 is realized – that sickness and death is done away with from the earth. Until then stay close to your friends and family as you cherish your memories of the good life you shared with him.

  2. To the Walker family, you have my condolences in your loss. God blessed James with special mightiness, as Psalm 90:10 says, “The span of our life is 70 years, Or 80 if one is especially strong.” The Methuselah tree is 4,849 years old, so what does that indicate about God’s purpose for humans? By means of God’s Kingdom, he promises that humans will live forever, in the near future, as foretold in the beginning (Genesis 1:28, 29; Psalm 37:29).

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