J.B. Walker, 72, of Orange, died Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, in Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital.

Services were Monday in Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City, with Bud Davis officiating. The eulogy was by Billy Allen. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

J.B. was born Jan. 21, 1937, in St. Joseph, La., the son of Allen Eugene Walker and Annie Regina (Cupit) Walker. J.B. owned and operated James Walker Formica Services. He was a certified peace officer with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and worked security at the courthouse. J.B. was also an Air Force veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Norwood Walker of Orange; son, James B. Walker II and his wife Sherry of Orange; daughter, Jane Walker Hutto of Austin; son, Joey Walker and his wife Shirley of Orange; daughter, Jennifer Chauvin and her husband Tim of Bridge City.

J.B. is also survived by his four grandchildren, Keely Walker, Brenna Price and her husband Ron, Jess Walker and his wife Ramona and Logan Walker; three great-grandchildren, Sidney Holderman, Caitlyn Price and Ava Walker; and siblings, Allen Walker and his wife Mary of Nederland, Arnold Walker and his wife Betty of West Monroe, La., Daniel Walker and his wife Barbara of West Monroe, Julia Harrell and her husband Mike of Clayton, La., and Charles Walker and his wife Jan of Farmersville, La.

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