James F. Walker, son of the late Frank and Mary Ethel Lawrence Walker, was born June 1, 1926, and died on Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at the age of 77.
Mr. Walker spent most of his life in the Bloomfield community where he worked as a self-employed barber for approximately 32 years.
On May 28, 1950, he was married to the former Rosemary Pulliam of Bloomfield, who survives of the home. They are the parents of one daughter, Jamie, and her husband Kenneth Jackson and the grandparents of Ryan Walker Jackson and Aaron Matthew Jackson, all of Dexter.
Other survivors include his brother, Wayne Walker, and his wife, Linda, of Columbia and many devoted nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Carmaleen Thorn and Mary Deleen Anderson.
Mr. Walker was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield for more than 60 years where he served on the Board of Trustees and the Administrative Council.
He served in the United States Navy during World War II. Following the war, he served for 10 years as a flight dispatcher at the Malden Air Base. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 0382.
Mr. Walker was a graduate of Bloomfield High School and the Moeller Barber College in St. Louis. He was a former member of the Bloomfield Lion's Club, serving two terms as its president. In 1994 he received the Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Person Award for his many years of business and community service.
Funeral services will be held at the Trinity United Methodist Church Sanctuary on East court Street in Bloomfield on Friday, May 7, at 11 a.m. with visitation beginning at the sanctuary at 9:30 a.m. preceding the service. Rev. Ron Dunavin will be in charge of the service with interment in the Bloomfield Cemetery. Chiles-Cooper Funeral Service will be in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church at Bloomfield or a favorite charity.