of Mountain Home, AR
January 10, 1925 - May 24, 2023
Calvin Walker, beloved son of John and Mable (Wells) Walker, was born on January 10, 1925, in Cumi, Arkansas. On May 24, 2023, he peacefully passed away, leaving behind a legacy that will be cherished by all who knew him.Calvin's life was one filled with service, honor, and a deep appreciation for the great outdoors. He served his country as a dedicated sergeant in the Army, where he was a commander of tank destroyers. Calvin's commitment and bravery were evident in the numerous accolades he received, including four bronze stars, a silver star, and a good conduct medal. His contributions to the armed forces will forever be remembered.Outside of his military career, Calvin had a profound love for nature. He found solace and joy in hunting turkey and deer, casting his fishing line into tranquil waters, and immersing himself in the wonders of the natural world. An avid outdoorsman, he possessed a deep respect for the environment and shared his passion with those around him.Calvin's faith was an integral part of his life. For 40 years, he attended East Oakland Baptist, where his presence was felt as he led the congregation in song as their dedicated song leader. His unwavering commitment to his church community was a testament to his faith and devotion.He is survived by his loving son, Gary (Chris) Walker, who will carry his memory and values forward. Calvin also leaves behind his cherished grandchildren, Amy Walker Manns, Luke Walker, Vince Walker and Tracy Cox, as well as several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren who brought him immeasurable joy. He is also survived by his brother, JA Walker, sisters Bonita Montgomery and Nadine Moore, and a vast network of nieces, nephews, and friends who were touched by his kindness and wisdom.Calvin Walker will be remembered as a dedicated soldier, a passionate outdoorsman, a devoted church member, and a beloved family man. His legacy will forever be cherished, and his spirit will continue to live on in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him. May he rest in eternal peace.A visitation for Calvin will be held at Roller Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 30 at 9:00-10:00 a.m., with the service following at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Van Brown officiating. The pallbearers will be Luke Walker, Brett Walker, Kevin Walker, Terry Walker, David Walker, George Manns and honorary pallbearer, Vince Walker. Interment will be in East Oakland Cemetery. Services are under the care of Roller Funeral Home, please sign our online guestbook at http://www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/mtnhome
I was sorry to hear of Calvin's death. Norman Dunn and I visited him at the hospice center a couple days before his death. Unfortunatlly we were unable to say goodbye since he was sleeping."All that we can know about those we have loved and lost is that they would wish us to remember them with a more intensified realization of their own reality. What is essential does not die but clarifies. The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude."-Thornton Wilder
My dad Joe Estes regarded Calvin a friend . Calvin would come during deer season and hunt on our farm. He would share the love of outdoors when visiting my dad. Sorry for your loss.
To the Walker Family: We had a great appreciation of your father. He was always kind; always a gentleman. What a great legacy.
Vince and Tracy, sending love and sincere sympathy for the loss of your Grandpa. Praying for God's love to bless and comfort you during this time of sorrow. Aunt Jessie
Gary and Chris,I remember Calvin and Marie well, leading the church in singing and Marie playing the piano. Cherish your memories as I will mine Sincerely Donna
To all the Walker family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences. Calvin will be missed by all of those who were fortunate enough to have known and loved him. May he rest in peace. Sending prayers and comfort your way.Sincerely,Mike and Dianna Roller
Gary, so sorry for the loss of your dad. I remember Calvin's big smile every time I would see him at East Oakland Baptist Church. Calvin always kept himself fit and was a "man of his word", as my dad described him. When Calvin Walker told you something, you knew it was the truth.
Uncle Calvin was one in a million. Visited with him. Couple weeks ago. Talking about Aunt Marie, my mom and KFC chicken. He loved his ckn. He will be missed by many and he was a good Christian man. Rest Uncle Calvin. God Bless Gary, Chris and family. Prayers
I am sorry for your loss. He was a good man and a Godly man.
I will always remember as a child standing by you on your well drilled rig with my hand on the cable feeling the drilling of a well at Grandma Brunson. You and Marie always talked to me when you see me out. What an inspiration you were to so many. Thank you for being a part of my youth and family.