Cover photo for Johnie Franklin Walker's Obituary
Johnie Franklin Walker Profile Photo
1936 Johnie 2019

Johnie Franklin Walker

June 18, 1936 — August 23, 2019

Johnie Franklin Walker, 83, Blair, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Jackson County Memorial Hospital. Memorial services will be 6:00 PM Monday, August 26, 2019 in the Kincannon Memorial Chapel with Rev. Doug Altom officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kincannon Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Johnie was born the second youngest and last son of 8 children born to Alta (Lackey) and Chester Walker on the 18th of June 1936 in a small house in Headrick, Oklahoma.

Johnie lived a full life by first lying about his age and being drafted during the Korean War but serving his brief Infantry enlistment in Berlin, Germany for two years before the wall went up. Johnie then drove a semi truck, rode the rodeo circuit, skin dived, worked for a missile company and worked many years as a carpenter in California. He finally finished his working for others years in the Civil Service leading the Local Manufacturing branch at Altus Air Force Base and retiring in 1998 after 20 years of service, and spent his retirement years with his wife of 56 years, Nema Joyce Gardner, to their small farm in Blair, Oklahoma. Johnie enjoyed camping, gold panning, hunting and fishing.

Johnie was preceded in death by his sister siblings, Melba Jeanne, Chesta Lee, Naomi Novaleen (Bobbie) and Patricia Faye, and brother siblings, Billy Frances and Charles Ivan.

Johnie is survived by his wife, Nema Gardner Walker, of Blair, Oklahoma; his brother, Doyle Edward Walker of California; Johnie’s four children, Donna Gale of Reno, Nevada, Johnnie Dale of Roseville, California, Eldon "Wes" Wesley of Anchorage, Alaska, and Stephen Ray of Waynesville, Missouri; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends unable to attend may log on to, 30 minutes prior to the service, to view the live webcast of the funeral.

Online tributes may be made at
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Johnie Franklin Walker, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Monday, August 26, 2019

Starts at 6:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 0

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree