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James "Lynn" Walker

December 23, 1926 ~ May 24, 2020 (age 93)


Jesus took our father James Lynn Walker home on May 24, 2020. He was born December 23, 1926 in Ethel, MS.  After his service ended with the Merchant Marines and the Coast Guard during World War II, Lynn followed his sister to the oilfield booming town of Hobbs, New Mexico in 1948. He landed his first job as a mechanic for Tidwell Motor Company and later landed his career job as the main mechanic for Marathon Oil Company where he worked for 40 years until retirement. Landing a job shortly after arriving in Hobbs would not be the only good thing that happened to Lynn in the year of 1948. He met Louise Anderson and he later married his “Jewel” on November 25, 1948, they remained married on earth for 71 years. Lynn was preceded in death by his wife Martha Louise Walker, parents, Gordon and Edna Walker, Sister Mabel and husband Claude Bridges, brother WH Walker, brother Burnice and wife Robbye Walker, brother Hugh Walker, brother-in-law Tommy Gill, grandson Clint and wife, Allyson Hendrickson, granddaughter Christina Haskell, and son-in-law Keith Berryhill. He is survived by his sister Sally Gill, sister-in-law Maudie Walker, sister-in-law Margie Walker, a son, Gerald, and wife, Dawn Walker, daughter, Glenda, and husband, Dan Hendrickson, and daughter, Karen Berryhill. 10 grandchildren: Nathan Walker, Micah, and wife, Cori Walker, Hannah Walker, Audrey, and husband, Chris Munson, John, and wife, Cassie Hendrickson, Katelyn, and husband, Josh Patton, Taylor Berryhill, and Bailey Berryhill. 10 great grandchildren: Cameron, Lauren, and Chandler Haskell, Cole, Cade, and Austin Hendrickson, Emmy and Julia Munson, Charis and Ary Walker. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to: Wounded Warriors Foundation, National Breast Cancer Association, and Gideon International.

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May 29, 2020

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Chapel of Hope Funeral Home
3321 North Dal Paso Street
Hobbs, NM 88240

Graveside Service
May 29, 2020

2:30 PM
Memory Gardens Cemetery
2909 N Dal Paso
Hobbs, NM 88240


Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256
Tel: 1-877-832-6997
Web: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

Gideons International
P.O. Box 97251, Washington DC 20090-7251
Tel: 1-866-382-4253
Web: https://www.gideons.org/donate

National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Web: https://fundraise.nbcf.org/give

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