Ballard Ira Walker, Jr. (Sign Guestbook)

Ballard Ira “Junior” Walker, 90 passed away on 9/10/19 at Patriot Park Assisted Living in Oak Ridge.

Born in Harlan, KY on 12/2/28, the son of Ballard Ira Walker, Sr. and Luvernia Massengill Walker. Veteran of the US Army. Employed for several years as a supervisor at Foote Mineral Co. and as an electrical foreman during construction of the 1982 World’s Fair site.

Preceded in death by wife of 60 years, Carolyn Bunch; parents; brothers, Ward, Paul, John and Claude Walker; sisters, Ada Miller, Verlie Peebly, Chloe Moses, Onilee Haun, Juanita Sexton, Mildred Coley and Norma Haun; and great granddaughter Marsha Dianne Walker.

Survived by sons, Gary and Larry Walker; grandsons, Duane and Derek Walker; great granddaughters, Maddison and Taylin Walker; great grandson, Zeillin Beverly; brother, Dennis (Moe); several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held 9:30am on Friday, September 13, 2019 at East Tennessee State Veteran’s Cemetery on John Sevier.

Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Walker family and invites you to view and sign the online registry below.

7 guestbook entries for “Ballard Ira Walker, Jr.”:

  1. Candy sexton Thomas. ( Ronnie and Bonnies daughter ) says:

    Larry and Gary ( families ) please know that all of you are in out thoughts and prayers. Junior was very special to all of us. I have so many happy warm memories of him and your mom as I was growing up. ❤

  2. Tim Walker (California) says:

    My uncle was a wonderful person, and he lived a good, long life. We will miss him on our visits to Tennessee.

    To my family and friends in the South, know now that Junior is with Carolyn, his dad, mom, Paul, Onilee, Juanita, JC, Mildred, Claude and Norma. What a reunion that will be!

  3. Linda Sexton Caromile says:

    Gary and Larry, I’m sorry to learn of the death of your Dad. I haven’t seen him in a very long time but have many memories of when your family lived on Morris Avenue. The family has really gotten smaller over the years as older members have died.
    Stay strong and I will keep you in my prayers.
    Love, your cousin, Linda

  4. Miranda Macellaro says:

    You will be missed but not forgotten. Our condolences.

    Forever in our hearts,
    – Macellaro Family

  5. Tommy Spencer says:

    It was my privilege to have Ballard live with us the last years of his life. Everyone at the facility loved his humor and stale jokes lol and infectious smile and wit. He was my friend and I loved him. Ill see him once again in the McAnalley Flats of Heaven . God speed my friend.
    Tommy Spencer owner
    Patriot Hills Assisted Living

  6. Paul Caton says:

    So sorry for your loss. I remember Ballard and the family from the West View Community and serving him as a customer of John B. Caton’s grocery store on Middlebrook Pike. He always had a smile and was full of life. May God comfort you during these days of sorrow.

  7. Mona and Terry Clowers says:

    I am sooo sorry to hear about your Dad. We all don’t see each other much but I love you all! I have such wonderful memories of your parents, they were both so sweet. Love you

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