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Buzz was born August 2, 1948 in Ft. Myers, Florida to the late Verna Lee and Julia Walker. Registered as a part of a pioneering family where they settled in the Naples area in the 1800’s. He spent most of his life in Naples and would say it was a paradise back when he was growing up.
He was a single father to a cherished daughter. He loved to go hunting and fishing with his dad and brothers. He owned and operated Naples grading service for many years. He also spent several years as a commercial fisherman. He built his life on hard work and honesty. Many of his family members would describe him as one of their favorite people who had a big heart and was always willing to help out.
Mr. Walker, 70, passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at his home with his loved one’s by his side. Other than his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers Johnny L. Walker and James W. Walker, Sr.; sister, Gloria Maupin; and wives, Phyllis McDuffie Rakes and Betti Jones.
He is survived and cherished by his daughter Tammie Walker Pate; son, Jeromy Salvatore; his beloved sister, Jodie Nemish (Ron); brother, Craig Walker (Tammy); sister-in-laws, Tresha Walker (Johnny) and Vicky Walker (Billy); beloved grandchildren, Christopher Pate, Jasmine Pate Tamor, Taylor Walker, and Sunnie Salvatore; son-in-law, Kevin Pate; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 am on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at East Naples Community Park, 3500 Thomasson Drive, Naples, Florida 34112 with Rev. Larry Sims officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for those attending the memorial service to bring a covered dish for all to enjoy.
The Walker Family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia 31909, 706-577-0055, www.georgiacremation.com. The Family invites you to leave a condolence or share a fond memory below.