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February 4, 2014

Dwight Walker

WHITE SPRINGS, Fla. — Dwight Walker, 77, of White Springs, Fla. passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at North Florida Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 4, 2014 in the chapel of the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Ogburn officiating. Interment with full military honors will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Florida National Cemetery at Bushnell.

A native of Tifton, Mr. Walker had been a resident of Hamilton County for the past 46 years having moved here from Tifton. The son of the late Artful and Annie Kerce Walker, he was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Huwel, Pride and Herb Walker and Joyce Martin, Alma Willis and Odene Hand.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Walker had worked as a mines maintenance supervisor for Occidental Chemical Corp. (PCS) for many years prior to retiring. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, refinishing old sewing machines and spending time with his grandchildren. He was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Walker is survived by his wife of 46 years, Laura Whitton Walker; his daughters, Tracy (Richard) Godbold of White Springs; Janice (Donnie) Crumley of Omega; and special friends, Donnie and Teresa Feagle of White Springs. Five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Suwannee River Breast Cancer Awareness Association, P.O. Box 1394, Lake City, FL 32056.

Sign the online family guest book at parrishfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home, 458 S. Marion Ave., Lake City, FL 32025 (386-752-1234).

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