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James Franklin "Jim" Walker
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James Franklin “Jim” Walker, 85, a Sullivan, Indiana resident for the past 2 years and a former lifetime resident of Princeton, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2023 at his home in Sullivan. He was born February 4, 1938 in Gibson County to the late Lawrence and Beatrice Walker. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a meat cutter for 29 years at the former Emge Packing Co. in Fort Branch. He enjoyed hunting, woodworking and watching old western movies. He will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends.
Jim is survived by his wife of 50 years, Louise Walker of Sullivan; 2 daughters, Stephanie Phelps (Glenn) of Patoka and Tara Swick (Kenny) of Sullivan; grandchildren, Jeremy Phelps (Talley) of Mt. Carmel, IL, Kelsey Smith (Danny) of Tell City, Noah Robb of Hazleton, Jacalyn, Gretchen and Josiah “Boo” Swick all of Sullivan; great grandchildren, Olivia and Owen Phelps and Oakley and Daylie Smith; 3 brothers-in-law; 1 sister-in-law; and also, several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Juanita Cargal and Loretta Virden; and 1 great grandson, Ledger Smith.
Funeral service will be held at 3 pm CDT on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Rev. Mindy Huffman officiating. Visitation will be from 1 pm until 3 pm CDT Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Columbia White Church Cemetery in Princeton. Military rites will be provided by the Retired Military Veterans.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 25, 501 W. Broadway St., Princeton, IN 47670. Envelope will also be available at Colvin’s.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.colvinfuneralhome.com. Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton is honored to serve Jim’s family. Colvin Funeral Home, 425 N. Main St., Princeton, IN 47670.