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John Walker

John Richard Walker

Monday, June 22nd, 2020
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John Richard Walker, "Santa", 74, died peacefully at home on June 22, 2020. He was the widower of Linda Faye Walker.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Stella Sydnor Walker; granddaughters, Brittany Joy Brown and Bella Lunaria Biskerski; and his brother, Charles Walker.

He is survived by 10 children; Shelley Starcher (Kimball), John R. Walker Jr. (Raquel), Michael Davenport, Kelley Daniels (Steve), Bonnie Cantrell (Tim), Traci Brown (Grady), Mandi Biskerski, Kerri Bridges (Jerry), Trevor Walker (Jennifer), Brandie Tice (Joseph); 40 grandchildren (spouses) and 13 great grandchildren as well as a slew of nieces and nephews.

John dedicated his life to serving the Lord, his family, and shining the love of Jesus to everyone he met. He also had a lifelong passion for the drums and playing in the Praise Band.

He was a member of Center Cross Church of God, yet he loved any church that worshipped his Father in Heaven.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, June 26, 2020, at Living Waters Church in Dutton, VA, at 4:00 p.m.
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    Friday, June 26th, 2020 | 4:00pm
    Friday, June 26th, 2020 4:00pm
    Living Waters Church
    2061 Windsor Road
    DUTTON, VA 23050
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Deanna Bulich

Posted at 09:27pm
Mr. Walker was an amazing man. I remember the good times of him teaching me the word of God at First Assembly of God in Kings Kids. I will cherish my memories of him and Linda always. So sorry for the loss to his family but God got a wonderful angel.

Kelley Daniels Posted at 11:18pm

Thank you, Deanna! Our parents loved all the kids in King's Kids Korner. What fond memories we have!


Posted at 08:14pm
Johnny I had the great pleasure of meeting you, and like many others...was better for it. I was and still am impacted by the way you faithfully led your family, and loved them...as well as God’s children. I’m sure that right now you are with your beautiful wife and family praising and dancing for the Lord! I can’t imagine the multitude of people that met you and hugged you as you arrived in heaven, as you led so many to the Lord through your prayers and by your actions. Your legacy is incredible, filled with followers of Jesus, as your family follows in His footsteps...and in yours.
You will be missed here...only until we meet again brother. I’m praying for peace over the family still here, a peace that passes all understanding. I’m praying that a joy would rise up in all as we remember you when we take a moment to picture where you are now, in the light of the Glory of God with the biggest smile on your face. A smile that those hearts that you touched will always remember you by. Blessings to you and your family Johnny Walker.

Kelley Daniels Posted at 09:04pm

What a beautiful tribute to our father. We miss him dearly, but your words are true and encouragement to our hearts.

Kelley Daniels Posted at 11:21pm

Virgie, you described our mother perfectly. She was always carryng a big bag of goodies and Dad waited patiently for her while she stopped to talk to ALL her "best friends". LOL Dad missed her terribly. We draw much peace and comfort knowing they are together again. Thank you for sharing such lovely memories!

Larry Walling

Posted at 07:11pm
Between Sunday school/King’s Kids Korner, Royal Rangers, and so many wonderful family gatherings; I have many fond memories of Uncle Johnny. He was a very kind and patient man. Oh Boy did he have some patience dealing with all of us children in Kings Kids Korner or on the church bus. I know we children were quite wild at times.

I Remember when I first started in Royal Rangers. I was kinda scared, but uncle Johnny made it so fun. I had to do all these task royal rangers and well.... uncle Johnny taught me how to use a hatchet and an ax safely in the back yard on Ireland street. One of my memories I’ll never forget. One time after Kings Kids Korner, he had the Drums out in that short hallway. He showed me this simple little drum beat and I picked it up right away, or at least he made me feel that way. Oh...We can’t forget about his super cool “Dad” jokes. Lol Uncle Johnny has a very smooth and cool Swagger to him. But most important; He and aunt Linda were very instrumental in learning my faith in God. I have always had the upmost respect for uncle Johnny. He is Loved by many and will be missed dearly, but I know he is in heaven dancing with my aunt Linda now. I hope that thought will comfort my cousins as they mourn their loss. I love uncle Johnny and I love you all. God Bless

Kelley Daniels Posted at 09:06pm

Such great memories, Larry! Thanks for taking me down memory lane, brought tears to my eyes and laughter to my heart. Love you!!

Virgie Carter Posted at 09:39pm

We’ve known John & Linda for many years. Met them at Lighthouse church in the 80’s. And then more recent at Living Waters Church. Loved the Wednesday night family bible hour. Linda was always in back corner and she would speak out questions and answers, don’t think some Pastors knew what to do with her biblical knowledge. She was so sweet always to everyone. So transparent, we had some awesome times. She made me feel always like I was her best friend, although I knew better. She had a world of “best friends” she just was able to focus just on our conversation. I remember we had buns left over from food Min. I asked her if she needed any. She said girl I will take them all cause I got 19 people at my house. I ask her where do they all sleep? And she said, everywhere. At our ladies Christmas party every year she always brought lots of extra gifts and if someone didn’t have a gift she would give them whatever they wanted from her large bag. I come from a large family too and nothing in life is better. Loved the Christmas Santa, such fun taking pictures with everyone. I loved his caring for the little kids. Looking after all them, willing to go when they took his hand to go with them to solve a problem or get them something to eat. His gentleness showed. Many more memories but better stop now. Such great memories. Praying for all the family. We love each one.

Kelley Daniels Posted at 11:22pm

Virgie, you described our mother perfectly. She was always carryng a big bag of goodies and Dad waited patiently for her while she stopped to talk to ALL her "best friends". LOL Dad missed her terribly. We draw much peace and comfort knowing they are together again. Thank you for sharing such lovely memories!

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