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Franklin Roosevelt "Junk Man" WalkerApril 28, 1945 ~ March 3, 2017 (age 71)
Mr. Frank R. “Junk Man” Walker of Knifley was born in Louisville on April 28, 1945 to the late Bernard and Josephine (Vitt) Walker. He departed this life on Friday, March 3, 2017 at his residence after an extended illness. While proud of his Catholic upbringing, he was also a faithful member of the Knifley Christian Church. He was a former service technician for the RC Cola Company and several chemical companies, and his mechanical side loved to tinker, fix, and build things. Mr. Walker was called to duty in the United States Navy and served his country honorably during the Vietnam War.
He leaves to mourn his passing:
His wife of 53 years: Joyce (Kavich) Walker of Knifley,
Four children: Angela Hoke and companion Walter Brangers of Radcliff, Pamela Wilkerson and husband Brad Cook of Lebanon, TN, Robin Piercy and husband David of Columbia, and Rusty Walker and wife Linda of Knifley,
A goddaughter: Jessie Nunez and husband Joseph of Campbellsville,
One sister: Winston Churchill "Winnie" Buckler of Georgia,
Close friends: Bill, Ronnie, and Jerry,
And a host of other friends and family.
He was also preceded in death by five siblings, Dorothy “Dolly” Walker, Helen Peckinpaugh, Joseph Stalin Walker, Bernard Edward Walker, and Leonard Walker.
There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Walker on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 12:00 PM EST/11:00 AM CST in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Hugh Withers will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 700 Old US 68, Campbellsville, KY.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, March 5, from 5:00-8:00 PM EST/4:00-7:00 PM CST.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in the form of donations to the Knifley Christian Church or Kosair Children’s Hospital. Those may be made in person at the funeral home, or online through the “How Can I Help” tab on the front page of this site.