Edgar Lavelle Walker Sr., 81, passed away peacefully at his home Thursday Oct. 6. A celebration of his life will be at First Baptist Church of Opelika in the Chapel on Oct. 15, with visitation at 10 a.m. and memorial at 11 a.m.

Ed, as he was known to family and friends, was born Aug. 22, 1941, in Jacksonville, Florida, to the late Clyde and Annie Walker. He was an Opelika High School graduate and called Opelika his home for most of his life. Ed served in the United States Air Force where he received multiple certifications in electronics. Following his time in service he entered Auburn University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the School of Business. His degree allowed him to work and manage multiple businesses throughout his adult career. He later owned and operated a cabinetry shop and a small construction company.

Ed had a love for family and friends. His passion for cooking reflected that. He could always be found making meals for those he loved.

In addition to his parents, his brother Clyde Eustis Walker of Huntsville, Alabama, and sister Anna Rhoden of Nahunta, Georgia, preceded him in death.

Survivors include three sons, Edgar “Kip” Lavelle Walker Jr, Christopher “Kris” Scott Walker (Tori), Curtis “Kurt” Clyde Walker (Heather); nine grandchildren Corbett, Jaeden, Rylee, Brena, Maggie, Mary, Samuel, Thomas and Joseph Walker; two sisters Tricia Walker Dudley of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Gina Walker Janney (Wayne) of Winter Haven, Florida; brother Dr. Thomas Lamar Walker (Patricia) of Miramar Beach, Florida; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and a special aunt Lovie Crews of Nahunta, Georgia.

A loving thank you to Jeanette Smith and Lillie Freeman for the care given these past months.

Flowers will be accepted or in lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church Opelika Youth Ministry or Fellowship Fund.

Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home/ Crematory will be handling final arrangements.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here