Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Dr. Thomas F. Walker

Dr. Thomas F. Walker, 79, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, December 26, 2011, at his residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Wednesday, December 28, 2011, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2011, at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville, Mississippi, with Dr. Brett Golson and Rev. Christopher Walker officiating.  Interment will be in Murphy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Dr. Walker was born April 16, 1932, and has lived in Winston County since 1958 with his wife of 60 years, Gladys Butler Walker.  He was a Doctor of Chiropractic serving those in our community for 45 years.  Dr. Walker was a member of First Baptist Church of Louisville where he served as a deacon as well as on numerous church committees.  He was also a member of the Louisville Business Men’s Club, Louisville Lions Club, Louisville Jaycees, and the Mississippi Chiropractic Association from 1958 to 2011.  As a 26-year member of the Mississippi State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Dr. Walker held the offices of  Chairman and Vice-Chair and was elected to serve as the Executive Secretary.  He was appointed to serve on this State Board by five governors.  He was also a Fellow in the International College of Chiropractic.  He answered the call of his country by serving in the United States Army from 1949 to 1953 during the Korean Conflict.   In addition to his wife, Dr. Walker is survived by three children:  Dr. Richard Walker and wife, Barbara, of Louisville, Mississippi; Deborah Walker also of Louisville, Mississippi; and Timothy Walker and wife, Bridget, of Brandon, Mississippi.  Dr. Walker is also survived by  four grandchildren:  Christopher Walker and wife, Carla, of Birmingham, Alabama; Alison Walker of Louisville, Mississippi; Megan Walker and Katelin Walker both of Brandon, Mississippi.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Artie G. and Amy Angie Walker; his sister, Hazel Oletha Klutts; and three infant brothers.Pallbearers will be Karl Boyer, Doug Dean, Michael Cravens, Mark Donald, Jake Donald, Kyle Donald, Terry Carter, and Kevin Ryals.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the Wrinkled Roosters, the Deacons of First Baptist Church of Louisville, and all Doctors of Chiropractic in attendance.    Memorials may be given to The Baptist Children's Village, P. O. Box 27, Clinton, MS  39060-0027, or to the Palmer Home for Children, P. O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39703.  Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS is handling the arrangements. You may sign the guestbook at