John R. Walker

Sunrise: February 6, 1936

Sunset: June 13, 2019

John R. Walker, 83, of Norfolk, Va. passed away unexpectedly on Thursday June 13, 2019.  John was born in Norfolk, VA to his loving parents Virgie and Samuel Walker on February 6, 1936.  He attended school in Norfolk, VA.  He married the beautiful Mary D. Walker on January 2, 1966.  John retired from Air Cargo Carriers of the Norfolk Naval Base after many years of service.

John loved helping people and being out in the community.  You could always find him driving around town in his Lincoln Town Car even at the age of 83 years old.  He had a great sense of humor and could play the “dozens” with the best of them.  He was known to share his bold opinions and life lessons whether you were ready to hear them or not.  He was a great husband, loving father, caring grandfather, and trusted lifelong friend to many.  One of the things that made him so special is he was always there for his family and friends no matter the situation, if he could help; he would.  He will be greatly missed but his values and memories will live on forever.

John is preceded in death by his beloved and faithful wife, Mary D. Walker; parents, Virgie and Samuel Walker; daughter, Anita Sivels; and three brothers, Melvin, Herman, and James Walker.

John is survived by his daughters, Patricia Hawkins (Antori), Sandra Walker (Raymond), Brenda Rountree and Helena Sykes (Douglas); five sisters, Martha Shepherd (Troy), Jeraline Washington (Clyde), Catherine Harris (Nick), Doris Taylor (Albert) and Margaret Walker; one brother, Harold Walker and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends.

Viewing Thursday, June 20, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, June 21, 2019 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Woodlawn Memorial Gardens 6329 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23502

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    Michele&Joseph Sherrod says

    Sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and your family

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    Keejafee O Outlaw says

    Prayers To The Family Sorry For Your Loss Love Keejafee Outlaw

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    Mrs.Millicent Collins and Ms.Frances Dixon says

    We are sorry for your loss.Your Family has our Thoughts and Prayers.God will keep your family in your time of sorrow tightly wrapprd in his arms and will see you though.

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    Johnny lee Majette says

    May you find comfort in the many memories of your brother and all he meant to you . With Deepest Sympathy . John & Lucy

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