James Arthur Walker, “Soup”, 64, of Coatesville, PA passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at the Brandywine Hospital.
A life-long resident of Coatesville, he was the son of the late James Lovely and Pearl Rebecca Walker. James who was affectionately known as “Soup”, was raised by his grandmother, Dorothy Walker and Aunt Bets.
James was the beloved husband of Barbara Myers Walker with whom he shared 25 years of marriage.
James graduated from Coatesville Area Senior High (CASH) School in 1975. After graduation, he enlisted into the United States Army and proudly served his country until he was honorably discharged.
He was employed at CTDI in Coatesville for several years. He was employed as a custodian at CASH for the past 20 years.
James was known for having a good work ethic and was a man of his word. He did lawn care for seniors. He would not let you leave the house empty-handed.
James was a mentor, a confidant, and a noble gentleman who touched many lives. He had a nickname for everyone. He attended Hutchinson UAME Church in Coatesville.
James loved deep-sea fishing, jigsaw puzzles, and watching westerns. He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles Fan. He enjoyed music by Anthony Hamilton and LTD. Most of all, he loved his family and the Lord.
He is survived by his wife Barbara Walker; step-daughter, Tameka Myers of Arizona; granddaughter, Jalissa Myers; great-granddaughters, Taylor Daughtry-Myers, Gianna Gil; sisters: Ivy Chase of Coatesville, Sandra Carter of Coatesville, Nikki McCain of Coatesville; brothers, Anthony Walker (Marie) of Summerset, NJ and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by a special friend, James Depte, Jr.
James will be deeply missed by his family and friends. We will cherish his memory in our hearts.
Services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Coatesville Area Intermediate High School Auditorium,1425 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA 19320. A walk-through viewing will be held beginning at 9 AM. Please observe COVID-19 pandemic restrictions including wearing of masks and social distancing.
The service can be viewed LIVE on Zoom beginning at 11:00 AM using the link below
Meeting ID: 984 3509 9461
Interment with military honors will be held in New Evergreen Cemetery, Coatesville, PA.
Flowers may be sent to the auditorium on the day of the service. The flower theme colors are red and black. Condolence letters and resolutions from organizations can be emailed to the funeral home at firstname.lastname@example.org. Condolences may be shared by using the guestbook link on this memorial page.
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