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Bobby J. Walker

September 4, 1932 — September 21, 2023

Rev. Bobby J. Walker, 91, of Batesville, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2023 in Batesville. He was born September 4, 1932 in Saffell, Arkansas to Garvin and Veroke (Wilmuth) Walker. He was a retired pastor of 60 plus years and a current member of the Eastside Southern Baptist Church in Cave City where he served as interim pastor. Over the years, Bro. Bobby pastored churches all over the state of Arkansas. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother and one infant sister.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Johney (Smith) Walker by less than 48 hours; his son, Randy Walker (Donna) of Batesville, Arkansas; his daughter, Sherry Savage (Bradley) of Arcadia, Missouri; one brother, Darrell Walker (Kay) of Richardson, Texas; one sister, Juanita Peterson of Holland, Michigan; three grandchildren, Leah Juliette (Kaleb) of Graniteville, Missouri, Lindsey Williams (Brandon) of Black, Missouri and Scott Walker of Eureka Springs, Arkansas; four great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at the Eastside Southern Baptist Church in Cave City, Arkansas with Ronnie Toon and Morgan Woodard officiating. Burial will follow in the Ward Cemetery in Strawberry, Arkansas.

Visitation will be held on Monday, September 25, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Qualls Batesville Funeral Service Chapel.

Arrangements are by Qualls Batesville Funeral Service of Batesville, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be Darrell Conyers, John Tucker, Stephen Kimmer, Scott Walker, Luke Williams and Alex Williams.

Honorary pallbearers are Delbert Huskey, Denver Huskey, Grady Wilmuth, Kelly Wilmuth and Karr Juliette.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, September 25, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Qualls-Batesville Funeral Service

546 Harrison Street, Batesville, AR 72501

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Eastside Southern Baptist Church

Arkansas 230, Cave City, AR

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