George Walker Jr.
Sept. 9, 1948 – April 29, 2020
A private graveside service for George W. Walker, Jr. was May 1, 2020, at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Doug Goodman officiating, interment following graveside rites. Walker ,71, of Meridian died April 29, 2020, at his home.
He was born in Meridian and attended Clarkdale Attendance center, grades 1-12. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Mississippi State University. Walker worked for many years with Burger Chef and Mr. Cook restaurants, as well as United Plywood and Clearspan Components. He retired as the manager of technical services at Clearspan Components in 2009. He enjoyed a variety of interest ranging from building houses to restoring classic cars and sharing his knowledge and skills with many friends.
Survivors are his wife of more than 53 years, Linda Wiggins Walker; his daughter, Angela Walker Boyd (Greg) of Tylertown; his son, George Walker III (Leigh Ann) of Coppell, TX; and three grandsons, Aaron and Andrew Boyd of Tylertown, and Caleb Walker of Coppell, TX.
He is preceded by his parents, George and Helen Walker, and his only sibling, Stephen D. Walker.
The family requests memorials be made as donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in lieu of flowers.
Robert Barham Family Funeral Home of Meridian is in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at robertbarhamffh.com.