OBITUARY: Reverend Raymond Franklin Walker


Reverend Raymond Franklin Walker (79), husband to Robbie Joan Walker, died on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at NCH Maury, in Columbia, Tennessee.

He served as a pastor in the United Methodist Church for over 30 years, preaching at 9 different churches in that time. His parents were Raymond Walker and Maggie Mae Walker of Gibson, Tennessee.

Survivors include wife, Robbie Joan Walker, of Columbia, Tennessee; three children, Joy Walker Rhodes (Larry Rhodes), Brad Walker (Julie Walker), and Bart Walker (Jan Walker); six grandchildren, Walker Rhodes (Sarah Rhodes), Alaina Rhodes, Lauren Rhodes Bowers (Peter Bowers), Laramie Rhodes, Maggie Walker, and Meredith Walker. He is also survived by a sister, Doris Walker Nichols of Jonesboro AR.

His parents, Raymond and Maggie Walker, his brother, Robert Allen Walker, and his sister, Martha Walker Dodson, preceded him in death.

Funeral services for Reverend Walker will be held at 2:00 on Saturday, October 22 at Williams Funeral Home in Columbia, TN, with visitation at 1:00. Burial will be at 1:00 on Sunday, October 23, at Gibson Memorial Gardens, Humboldt, TN.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The Salvation Army.

Williams Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences can be given to the family at


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