Joe Donald Walker

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Church on the Rock
Mill St
Yellville, AR  72687
Saturday, September 14, 2019
noon - 2:00 pm
Service Schedule
Funeral
Church on the Rock
Mill St.
Yellville, AR  72687
Saturday, September 14, 2019
2:00 pm
Cemetery
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
Yellville, AR  72687
Memorial Contributions
Hospice of the Ozarks
Mountain Home, AR  72653


Gideons International
I served in the Navy.

Joe Donald Walker

of Yellville, AR

July 25, 1932 - September 11, 2019

Joe Donald Walker, age 87, of Yellville, Arkansas passed away Wednesday September 11, 2019.

Joe was born July 25, 1932 in Dallas, Texas to the late Ira Neal and Hattie Elberta (Prater) Walker. He was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean War. Joe and his wife, Fran, were founding members of Church on the Rock in Yellville where Joe served as an elder. He was responsible for starting the Marion County Gideon Camp. As a Gideon, he loved to distribute bibles to the youth in the area. Joe enjoyed Friday night races at North Central Arkansas Speedway; working on cars and engines, especially Chevrolets. He even fabricated tools to work on cars. He loved his family, and his dogs Rosie and Copper.

Mr. Walker is survived by his wife, Fran, of the home; one son Bill Collins and his wife, Mary, of Harrison, Arkansas; three daughters: Caren Perkins and her husband, Mitch, of Yellville, Arkansas; Dana Walker Miller and her husband, Gary, of Texas; Dena Walker Bartholomew and her husband, Ken, of Durant, Oklahoma; his sister Maureen Bledsoe of Texas; thirteen grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Lisa, and his brothers: Neal, Jere, and Jon.

Visitation will be Noon 2:00 pm Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Church on the Rock in Yellville, Arkansas.

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Saturday September 14, 2019 at Church on the Rock with Bro. Kevin Duffy officiating.

Interment with military honors will follow at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near Yellville.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Photides, Clinton Photides, Matthew Photides, Patrick Morris, Lance Collins, and Jim Bass.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Adam Bartholomew, Shannon Schroder, and Justin Schroder.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House, or to Gideon's International.

Arrangements are by Roller-Burns Funeral Home in Yellville, Arkansas



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Glen and Nelda Davenport
St. Joe, AR
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Friday, September 20, 2019

So sorry to hear of Joe passing.was always good to see you all out a n d about. Prayers and much Love to you Fran and Family

Rocky and Margie Hill
Yellville, AR
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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Condolences from us, Fran and family.
Psalm 119:76. Promises to be our comfort for His servant.
Joe has comfort, peace, joy, all more than we can imagine. We will see him one day and rejoice with him. Love to all

Karen McQueary
Flippin, AR
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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Sorry for your lose Fran and family.
Prayers and thoughts are always with you on you new journey forward. We will all miss Joe. Peace be with you all.

James and Gail Russell
Yellville, AR
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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Can’t believe he won’t be walking the halls of Church on the Rock, checking on us. Praying for you Fran and All the family.

He fought the good fight, he loved the lord. He will truly be missed.
James and Gail

Lisa Hill/Jeff Smith
Pflugerville, TX
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Friday, September 13, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief. Joe has family that really loved him. There are so many great memories to celebrate.

Shirley Ply
Yellville, AR
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Friday, September 13, 2019

Fran and family....so sorry to hear about Mr Joes passing. He was a kind gentleman and will be greatly missed. Prayers for your family.