He was born September 20, 1942 Kahoka, MO, the son of Charles and Goldie Mae Billington Walker.
James graduated from Clark County R-1 High School in 1960. Upon completion of high school, James joined the United States Army, retiring after proudly serving his country for 20 years.
James was a member of the Luray Methodist Church.
After retiring from the Army, he went on to work as a mechanic for Shellor Globe and Keokuk Contractors. James’ hobbies included cooking sorghum and tinkering with everything he could get his hands one.
He is survived by three sisters, Louise Gordy of Granger, Leola Webster of New London, Margie Webster of Lewistown, one brother Robert Walker of St. Louis, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Dorothy Gordy and Elizabeth Corum.
According to his wishes, there will be no services.
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