John Robert Walker

John Robert Walker passed away on April 6, 2024. John was born at Princeton Baptist Hospital on February 8, 1929, to parents, John William Calhoun Walker, and Eunice Ann Green Walker Stubbs. John is preceded in death by his loving wife, Ann Augusta Turman Walker. He is survived by his daughters, Laura Lee Walker Turner (Charles Thomas Turner III) and Melinda Ann Walker Parks (Kevin William Parks); grandchildren, Allison Marie Turner, Charles Garrett Turner, Corey Robert Parks (Haydn Elizabeth Parks), Hunter William Parks (Fiancée Megan Elizabeth McCaffrey) and Hayden Walker Parks; 2 great-granddaughters, Piper Marie Reiser and Raelynn Melinda Parks; 1 great-grandson, John Weston Wyatt.

John served in the US Air Force after high school, then went to work for US Pipe and Foundry until 1994.  He was involved and a long-time member of the Blue Star Salute Foundation, SAR, Support Committee for the Alabama National Cemetery, and Shelby County Historical Society. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Birmingham.

 Services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Birmingham in Homewood on Saturday, April 13, 2024. Visitation will be held from 12 pm to 1 pm with the service at 1 pm at the church. The burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Charter Funeral Home of Calera will handle the services. In lieu of   flowers, donations can be made to the ­­­­­Shepherd’s Place Respite Care,


  1. Tammie on April 10, 2024 at 2:15 pm

    It was an absolute pleasure taking care of him and getting to hear all of his amazing stories. He will be missed dearly.

    • Laura Turner on April 16, 2024 at 10:48 pm

      We will miss seeing you weekly. Thank you for taking such good care of my father!

  2. Garrett on April 11, 2024 at 6:03 pm

    I miss you Papa but I know your up there dancing with Mommy Anna and catching the biggest fish. Love you so much Papa

  3. Mike White, Shepherd's Place Volunteer on April 11, 2024 at 6:49 pm

    John was always a bright light and in the best meaning of the description “a Southern Christian Gentleman”. A great spirit and uplifting person.

    • Laura Turner on April 16, 2024 at 10:52 pm

      He was a southern Christian gentleman for sure and will be missed by all. Thank you for being a part of his life.

  4. Jackie & Jennifer on April 11, 2024 at 10:27 pm

    My mom (Jackie from Shepherd’s Place) and I are very sorry to hear of Mr. John’s passing. Mom said she is going to miss seeing him and that he was such a sweet man.

  5. Gary Johnson (Shepherd's Place) on April 15, 2024 at 2:45 am

    John was so very dear to all of us at Shepherd’s Place. Although we will miss him, it is comforting to know that he is in that Garden, walking with our Lord which he sang so beautifully about.