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James Carver “Jim” Walker Jr.

Funeral service for Mr. James Carver “Jim” Walker Jr. will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, January 26, 2023, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Donnie Bain, Robert Walker and Lane Martin officiating.  Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery.  Visitation Thursday 11:00 A.M. – 2 P.M.

Mr. Walker, age 72 of Lebanon passed away peacefully January 22, 2023, at Quality Care.

Born February 28, 1950, in Wilson County, the second of five children born to the late James Carver Walker Sr. and Mary Frances Walker.  He attended Lebanon High School later earning his GED.  He worked at the Lebanon Wollen Mill from 1968 to 2000. When the plant closed, he had worked his way from the shipping department to plant manager.  He loved Tennessee Big Orange Football, Nascar racing, golf and country music.  He had an immaculate vegetable garden for over twenty five years, having a green thumb he could make anything grow.  He had a special bond with his granddaughters over many things especially watching and learning about old movies and actors.  Jim loved his family and friends.  He had a loving and giving heart.  He lived life to the fullest always having a good time.  He was the foundation of his family – always had a smile and a hug and answers to all our many questions and always giving good advice.  His family isn’t sure what they will do without him.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Judge Edward Glenn Walker and Bertha Talley Walker; sister, Nancy (Jim) Stansberry, and brother, Ed Walker.

He is survived by his wife of fifty five years, Cheryl Jean “Sherrie” Walker; daughter, Gina Diane Ragland and son in law, Carl Ragland;  and son, James Brian Walker (Brandy Reeder Patton and her children: Zachary Patton and Camren O’Brien); and two granddaughters: Jenny Carlyn Ragland and Molly Diane Ragland; brother, Robert Walker and sister in law, Ruth Walker; sister, Mary Ann Walker Bain and brother in law, Donnie Bain; nieces, Emily (Marcus) Harper, Jenna (Matt) Vaughn, Chrissy & Carly Stansberry, Elisa Walker, and Kayla Barrett; nephew, Christopher Walker; great nephew, Ian Vaughn; great niece, Adley Vaughn; many loving cousins and friends.

Honorary pallbearers: John Mark Sloan, George Wahl, Colin Bass, Bobby Allison, Bobby Morse, Alex Buhler, John Walker, Lane Martin, Glenn Martin, Bill McDowell, and Jimmy McDowell.

Active pallbearers: Brian Walker, Carl Ragland, Matt Vaughn, Marcus Harper, Rusty Reeder, and Zachary Patton.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Quality Rehab doctors, nurses, and staff.  We made many friends there, and to Dr. Hardie Sorells and Dr. Scott Baker for their special care.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615) 444-2142   www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Anne Donnell says:
    On behalf of his cousin (their Walker grandfathers were brothers), my late husband Comer L. Donnell, I wish to say I appreciated Jim Walker’s friendliness and kindness.
  2. Colin Bass says:
    I will always remember and cherish our friendship.