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James Warren Walker

10/27/1933 - 07/31/2020
Service Date: 08/15/2020
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1249 S. 48th St., Mesa, Arizona
Visitation Date: 08/14/2020
Visitation Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Visitation Location: Bunker's University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr., Mesa, Arizona
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N. Center St., Mesa, Arizon

James Warren Walker, of San Tan Valley, Arizona, passed away July 31, 2020 in Sheridan, Wyoming.  He was born October 27, 1933 in The Dalles, Oregon.  He enjoyed a successful career with AT&T, ultimately contributing in supervisory roles.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene Walker and sister Darlene.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Ray Walker; his brother, Tom & (Pat) Walker, his children, Brad & (Corey) Walker, (Tim) & Natalie Golightly, Scott & (Julie) Walker, Jeff & (Tiffanie) Walker, his 13 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 1 step great-grandchild.  His interaction and attachment to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren was of greatest importance to him in his life.  He was a “family man”.  His Church service over his lifetime is noteworthy. He loved playing basketball and this recreation served him well in many ways for 53 years.  He loved the mountains and fly fishing.  He loved to fix things and was fearless when it came to learning what needed to be learned and applying that learning and knowledge to anything in his path.  We love our husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother and uncle. 

Visitation at Bunker Family Funeral University Chapel, 3529 E University Dr, Mesa, Arizona, on Friday, August 14, 2020, 6 to 8pm.  Memorial Services attended by extended family Saturday, August 15, 2020, 10am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1249 S 48th Street, Mesa.  The service will be broadcast via ZOOM at https://tinyurl.com/JWWFuneral

Burial at City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N Center Street, Mesa, Arizona.


  • Brad and Brenda Roberts

    Jim is such a great man. We miss him and look forward to seeing him again on the other side of the veil.

  • So sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. He was a light and ray of joy that seemed to light up the room. Love, Korrie and Dave

  • Dean and Sue Vernon

    He must have been a very special man, we send our love and prayers.

  • Uncle Jim you will be missed dearly. You were a great man and a father figure to me. I will miss our uno games, golf basket ball and the talks we had and the lifes lessons you taught me. I love you and tell mom hi for me.

  • In the short time that I knew Jim, he was well versed in the gospel, a person who loved nature and traveling. He was one who to make the most of life and loved his Heavenly Father. He is now happy and with family who’s been awaiting him.

  • Deborah L White

    The memories of Jim and the family will always be special. Jim could tease ,laugh and joke until a well deserved “kick in the shin” from me was served! The best of neighbors in Scottsdale and dear friends to visit in Flagstaff .
    Prayers are with Brad,Natalie,Scott and Jeff and family for comfort and love.
    Deborah Kircher White

  • James and Ginger Coleman

    We are very sorry to hear of his passing. We always enjoyed having him in our home. He was a great example of honesty, hard work and service to others. He will be missed! You’re in our hearts and prayers.

  • Walker Family, Soooo sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was such a good friend to the Kennelly family. I offer the condolences of all of my children as well as myself at this special time. You are in our hearts and prayers.

  • Jim was my only brother and our sister Darlene passed several years ago. Jim is 9 years older than me and we grew up without really being the typical brothers, by the time I was 9 he had graduated and moved on to his career and family . The last 15 years ago we got to know each other ad spent a few summers on the Big Horn Mts, fishing and enjoying each other. Jim will be greatly missed and will be in our thought forever, He has a large family that will continue his legacy. I see aa lot of Jim in his three boys and his daughter is a so much like Arlene, she was good mother to them all, So Long Jim, see you down the road.

  • Mr.Walker as I addressed him lived across the street from me. I have so many fond memories of him and the entire family. I have been truly blessed that God put them in my life from such a young age

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