Johnny Ray Walker 83, of Wilson, NC passed away peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.
Mr. Walker was born November 16, 1937 to the late Dallas and Nita Walker in Big Spring, TX. Johnny married Leona Vellines Walker the love of his life on April 12, 1958. They had 62 wonderful years together. Mr. Walker was a US Navy veteran and was stationed at the US Naval base Oceana in Virginia Beach, VA. He was baptized July 21, 1972 in Denver, CO. as one of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. In addition to his Parents Mr. Walker was predeceased by sons, Dallas and Jerry Walker; sister, Genita Ferro. Surviving in addition to his wife are his daughter, Sherry Reed of Wilson, NC; sister, Dalla Hopkins of TX; brother, Jerry Lyn Walker of TX; Two grandchildren and One great grandchild.
Services are private. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Charity of the Donor’s choice.
The Last Stage Out - Peering out the window to the dusty street below, looking for the last Stage Out, waiting for it to show. my ticket had long been paid for, time had elapsed, near to expiring, Time, my hand had finally clasped.
Being too old to struggle and too old to really care, Time, had been relentless, pursuing me, I'm there, t'was a good trip, although at times was rather fast, looking back it seems, that good times never last.
Will I leave a hole? that my friends will have to fill, or will i just disappear, taking the last Stage on the hill,
It seems the answer, is rumbling down the street, with four good horses pulling it, Time you cannot beat.
Say goodbye to all your friends, arrangements have been made, there is awaiting you, a tree, full of shade.
Father Time has just arrived. now let the fun begin, I'm on the last Stage Out, and running with the wind!
Wonder who is riding shotgun?? Johnny Ray Walker
Arrangements are in the care of Providence Funeral & Cremation Service 519 Broad St. W. Wilson, NC 27893.
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