Johnnie Bishop Walker

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Johnnie Bishop Walker, 81, Nevada, died Thursday, May 12, 2005, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following an illness of several months.

He was born March 20, 1924, in Gainesboro, Tenn., to Benton Walker and Mary Louise Beech Walker. He was married Oct. 5, 1945, in Bakersfield, Calif., to Joyce Palfrey who survives of the home.

He was reared in Tennessee. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. Following the service he returned to California where he worked for Union Pacific Railroad and Standard Oil. Later he became a machinist in the airline industry for Boeing Aircraft, retiring in 1989. He came to Vernon County in 1992 and has resided here ever since. He was a member of the Nevada Assembly of God Church.

In addition to his wife, Joyce, he is survived by two sons, John Walker, Ventura, Calif., and Lyle Walker, Medford, Ore.; two daughters, Marcelene Burkhardt, Fort Lewis, Wash., and Donnelle Watson, Nevada; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 21, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Rev. Ted Furry officiating. Interment will follow at Newton Burial Park in Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Nevada Assembly of God Church in care of the funeral home.