James Walter Walker

May 14, 1963 - January 27, 2012
James Walter Walker


James Walter Walker, 48, of Wilmington, NC, died Friday, January 27, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Arlington, TX on May 14, 1963, the son of Walter Frank and Arlene Hoffer Walker. He was preceded in death by his step-son, Darryl Patrick.

A man who not only brought us many laughs and smiles, but also brought a lot of Joy to our lives. James “Jim” Walker was and always will remain in our hearts. A wonderful husband, son, father, brother, and grandfather, he will be dearly missed. Not a day will go by that he won’t be in our hearts and thoughts, as his legacy will continue with us each and everyday. He left us suddenly yet will never be forgotten.

He’s left behind a wife, Gabrielle Walker; children, Kathryn Walker, James Walker and Jennifer Patrick; grandchildren, Victoria Walker, Ashleigh and Adrianna Patrick, David and Alicia Reyes, Aaliyah Davis; sisters, Diane Schaak, Wendy Buck, Joanne Beautenagel, and Jill Walker; brother, Michael Walker; several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel by Pastor Eddie Williams.
The family will receive friends at the Cypress Island Club House at 5:00 pm.

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  • January 29, 2014
    Gabrielle walker says:
    Well my love, it's been 2 years now that you left us. We think of you all the time, and speak your name often. We miss you so much. My love for you will be forever.

  • January 29, 2012
    Dee Harper says:
    So sorry to hear about Jim he was my manager in Asheville.Just wanted to let your family know that you guys are in my prayers

  • January 30, 2012
    Tracy L. Garner says:
    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Tracy Garner, Vice President Installation and Maintenance, AT&T

  • January 30, 2012
    Janet Caviggia says:
    So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I will always remember him with a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone he met. He will be missed in Cypress Island and at the pool where he gathered for fun,laughter and swimming with all of his friends and family! RIP Jim! Prayers going up for all of his family and close friends! Mike & Janet Caviggia - Cypress Island

  • January 31, 2012
    Derek Cotten says:
    Gone to soon my Friend, I will miss you along with many others. We were hired as Managers the same day, and we had alot in common from day one, especially with the sudden deaths of our Stepsons.We had alot of laughs about me not liking Water....Still dont! You got a kick out of that. You were my Brother from another Mother as we always called each other. Shine Your Light Down Upon Us.....RIP JJW.