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Robert Lee Walker

October 28, 1947 ~ April 30, 2019 (age 71)

Robert L. Walker, son of the late English Walker, Sr. and Arthur Mae Walker was born October 28, 1947. He departed this life on April 30, 2019 at Lexington Medical Center.

Robert graduated from Lexington Rosenwald High School, Class of 1965. He participated in many school activities, one that he often talked about was playing the saxophone on the marching band. Robert was a high school bus driver. The stories he shared with family and friends would make you laugh and sometimes cry from laughing. After graduating high school, Robert attended Benedict College, graduating in 1970. Robert was employed with Olympic Mills for many years prior to their closing. He also was employed and retired from Tyson Foods in 1997.

Robert joined New Bethel AME Church at an early age and served faithfully until his health began to fail. He served as Chairman of the Trustee Board for many years, and he was a member of the Men’s Choir, which he loved dearly. Many, if not all, will remember him for many things, but for sure ending the famous line of the Christmas song by the Temptations during the Christmas Holiday season. Robert was never disrespectful to anyone, always willing to help.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents, one brother English (EW), Jr. and one sister Ruby Mae.

Those left to cherish his memories; his loving wife of 34 years, Ann W Walker; one son, Tracy, and one granddaughter, Shaniqua, whom he raised as his own and the “apple of his eye”; one brother, James (Margret) Walker, seven sister-in-laws, two brother-in-laws, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

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