Dr. James William “Bill” Walker, DDS,, 86, went to be with his Lord on Monday, May 4, 2020.
A private service will be held with a public Memorial Service to be held at a later date.
A native of Rockingham Co., he was a son of the late Robert Franklin and Lena Virginia Brooks Walker and he was raised on the family farm in the Williamsburg Community. Dr. Walker was a US Army Veteran and began his military service in 1956 when he was stationed along the East German and Czech border until 1958. He served a total of 8 years in active and reserve service. Dr. Walker attended UNC Dental School and graduated in 1969 and began his practice in Madison, NC . His first practice was in the same building with Dr. Herb Lewis, with whom he remained life-long friends. He had a deep love for his patients and cared for them no matter the hour that they needed him. Dr. Walker practiced from 1969 until he closed his practice in 2014. He was a member of the Madison Presbyterian Church, Madison American Legion Post #80, he helped form the Madison Mayodan Little League Baseball and Football programs, was a former member of the Madison Mayodan Athletic Boosters Club, Madison Rotary Club, American Dental Society, N.C. Dental Association, and he participated in the Rockingham Co. Free Dental Clinics. Dr. Walker was preceded in death by his parents; Robert and Lena Walker, his wife; Carolyn Moseley Walker, his son; Gregory Franklin Walker, and his brother; Robert Lee Walker.
Surviving is his son; Kenan Bryant Walker and his wife; Jane of Clemmons, brother; C. Lindsey Walker and his wife; Perdita of Reidsville, sister; Ellen W. Citty of Reidsville, many loving nieces and nephews, the mother of his children; LaVisa C. Walker of Reidsville, caregiver; Pauline Tucker, and special friend; Eddie Moore. Citty Funeral Home is assisting the Walker Family.
Memorials may be made to:Rockingham Co. Veteran’s Honor Guard c/o Johnny White 4655 Price Rd. Stoneville, NC 27408 or Rockingham Co. Veteran’s Coalition Food Pantry c/o Curtis Pierce 118 Laurell Dr. Eden, NC 27288.
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