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Obituary

Tupelo-Our sweet Dad and Granddaddy, Dudley R. Walker, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018 after a brief illness. He was 84 years young. He was born on December 6, 1934 in Red Bay, Alabama to Carl Walker & Tabby (Ivy) Walker along with his two sisters, Judy Vickory and Sue Bethay. He was a lifelong resident of Tupelo, MS. He married the love of his life, Dean Walker, on March 12, 1955. They had four children, Chip Walker, Tammy Wilson, Jeff Walker (Debbie), and Deanna Martin (Tony). He was dearly loved by his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed being outdoors. Some of his favorite places were sitting on his back porch in his chair, riding on his lawn mower and working in his garden. He had a great sense of humor and always had a saying for everything. He loved to cook and he made sure everyone was happy and fed whenever he was around. He loved his family and friends and he was dearly loved in return.

A Celebration of his life will be held on Monday, February 12th at 1:00 pm at The Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. Visitation will be on Sunday, February 11th from 4-7 pm and on Monday from 11:00 am until the start of service at 1:00 pm. Condolences will be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Dean Stovall Walker, his children, Chip Walker, Tammy Walker Wilson, Jeff Walker (Deborah), and Deanna Walker Martin (Tony). His grandchildren, Morgan Wilson Taylor (Joey), Drew Wilson (Deborah), Jake Martin (Shanna), Austin Martin, Tyler Martin (Shelby), Zach Martin (Alyson), Amanda McElyea (Tony), Faith Walker, Kiersten Kirby (Geoff), Savannah Walker, and Camille Walker. His great grandchildren, Elie Blythe Taylor, Ava Parker Wilson, Ethan Blu Wilson, Reagan McElyea, Savanna Martin, Blaine Martin, and Avery Kirby. As well as his sister, Sue Bethay (Bub).

He was preceded in death by his father, Carl, mother, Tabby, and sister, Judy.

Pall Bearers will be Drew Wilson, Austin Martin, Tyler Martin, Zach Martin, George Allen, Jimmy Ivy and Charlie Dempsey.