James Edward ‘Ed’ Walker, 74, died February 13, 2020, after a brief illness, with his family by his side.
He was born in Little Rock, on January 14, 1946 to Eddie and Nora (Porter) Walker. He met his wife, Connie Aultman, at the county fair in Morrilton and they were married on May 25, 1968. He was a crane operator at Hall Tank Company and retired March 2008 after 43 years of loyal service.
He loved spending time with his family, many times watching old westerns; enjoyed traveling around the country, having been to nearly every state and toured 6 countries in Europe. More often than not he could be found working in his garage fixing up old cars.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Sandra Lee Walker and Frances Louise Walker.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Connie; his loving daughter, Kristi (Mark) Walker Townsend, of Farmersville, TX; his grandchildren Dustyn (Samantha Rodgers) Walker, of San Jose, CA, Sarah (Chris) Gutierrez, of Modesto, CA, Karis (Paul Wilkes) Townsend of El Cajon, CA, and Kyle (Robin) Townsend, of Hill Air Force Base, UT; his brothers, Bill (Mary Lou) Walker of Cabot, AR, Jim (Paulette) Walker of Perryville, AR, Russell (Marlene) Walker and Kenny Walker of Little Rock, AR; his sisters, Yvonne Adams of Perryville, AR and Shirley Walker of North Little Rock, AR; 5 great grandchildren and many other family and friends.
A celebration of life will be planned for a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 501-982-3400