John Franklin Walker

Born in Cloverport, KY on June 4, 1921

Departed on July 24, 2012 and resided in Nashville, TN

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WALKER, Reverend John Franklin - Age 91 years, passed away July 24, 2012. He was a retired Southern Methodist Church minister, last serving at West Nashville Southern Methodist Church. Preceded in death by wife, Maybelle Walker; grandson, Brent White. Survived by children, Wilma Bud Marugg, John P. Shirley Walker, Lynetta Walker, and Kathy Leon White; 14 grandchildren, numerous great and great great grandchildren; sister in law, Dot Walker. The Life Celebration service will be on Sunday, July 29, 2012, at 2pm, at the West Harpeth Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Street Cemetery in Nolensville, TN. Family will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be on Saturday, from 2-7pm, and on Sunday from 12 noon until the service time at WEST HARPETH FUNERAL HOME

9 Comments to John Franklin Walker

  1. Vivian Turner Hurley
    July 26, 2012 12:00 am

    Dear Wilma and family,
    We are saddened to hear of your dad’s passing and mourn for your loss. Mr. Walker lived a long, productive, and Godly life. I will always remember him and Mrs. Walker as kind and generous to all. They brought blessings to everyone with whom they came in contact. Celebrating his wonderful homecoming with the Lord!

    Vivian and Ed Hurley

  2. marie Monroe
    July 26, 2012 12:00 am

    My fondest memories of Reverend Walker was the good times we had going to the Rusty Fish Hook restaurant in Linden Tn.and eating some of the good country ham that they serve.He was a special friend that I will all ways cherish.To the family you have my heart felt sympathy.Love Marie

  3. Doyle Coffmaan
    July 26, 2012 12:00 am

    Sorry about Bro. Walker,I feel assured he is at rest

  4. Mid-South Annual Conference of the Southern Methodist Church
    July 27, 2012 12:00 am

    The pastors and layity of the Mid-South Conference wish to express our love and extend our prayers to each of you family members of Rev. John Walker. He was a great ambassador for Christ in his love and labor. Many people are indebted to him for the opportunity to know and labor for the Lord Jesus. Knowing that he is now in the presence of the Lord and united with loved ones that preceded him, May you be comforted and blessed. It was indeed a great honor for us to know and labor with him. May your memories of him be sweet and precious.Psalm 116:15

  5. Mrs. Peggy BoatrightArmstrong
    July 27, 2012 12:00 am

    I will always remember his smile and caring nature. I grew up in West Nasville and Bro Walker baptized me when I was 16. We were in a tent at the time rebuilding from West Nashville Methodist Church. You will be sadly missed and now you have gone home to your creator and Maybelle. Love ya!

  6. Mid-South Annual Conference of the Southern Methodist Church
    July 27, 2012 12:00 am

    The Mid-South Conference of the Southern Methodist Church is honoring and remembering the life of Rev. John Franklin Walker by donating 10 bibles in his name to the Gideon’s International. We remember and appreciate how he loved the Word of God and the God of the Word.

  7. Diane Bain
    July 27, 2012 12:00 am

    Bro. Walker was a man that loved the Lord with all his heart. I remember when I attended West Nashville Southern Methodist Church. I remember the Sunrise service that we had. Bro Walker will be missed. Praying for the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God had his arms opened wide and said Well done my good and faithful servant.
    Diane Bain Hale

  8. Jerri Dison Gupton
    July 29, 2012 12:00 am

    I will always remember what a wonderful time it was going to church at 61st Ave.-it’s funny when I think back now everyone in our neighborhood went to church there. Bro. Walker and Maybelle were so good to my family over the years and they both touched so many in their years of service for the Lord. I know he will be missed

  9. Kathy Jan Cherry Browning
    August 2, 2012 12:00 am

    To the Walker Family,
    Bro. Walker was one of the first people I remember treating me like I was someone special. He was a friend of my daddy Bro. Sammy Cherry and I can remember him coming to visit us when I was a very little girl. He was so kind. He was highly regarded by my family. Deepest Sympathy from me and the rest of the Cherry Family.