Marvin Lawton Walker, 79, of Patterson, passed away Sunday afternoon, May 3, 2020, at his residence.

Born in Patterson, January 20, 1941, he had lived in Pierce County all of his life. He was retired from UPS and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. His hobby was fishing and boy did he love it!  He and his sons shared many happy memories of fishing trips they took together over the years; however, cleaning the boat when they got back was not one of them. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be deeply missed by them all. 

He was a son of the late Abraham Lincoln Walker Jr.  and Evelyn Lee Walker Johns.  He was also preceded in death by a son, Terry M. Walker, who was probably waiting on his dad with a fishing pole in his hand; his sister, Gladys Clark; and all three of his brothers, the Rev. Julian Walker, James Walker and Gene Walker.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Vonnice Boyette Walker, Patterson; two sons and three daughters-in-law, Lewis and Angie Walker, White Oak, Danny and Bryany Walker, Patterson, and Andrea Walker, Blackshear; a sister-in-law, Ann Townsend, Waycross; six grandchildren, Ben (Britny) Walker, Wesley (Cierra) Walker, Casey (John) Hunt, Jesse Walker, Dow Walker and Caleb Walker; 11 great-grandchildren, Riley, Jensen, Braylee, Jamie, Julie, Ella, Lawton, Todd, Hannah, Tyler and Tristan and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Due to COVID-19, the family will have a private graveside service Thursday, May 7, at the Mill Creek Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA  31501 or to the American Heart Association at

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Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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