Benjamin Arthur (B.A.) Walker, 85, passed away on Friday, Sept. 19, 2013, in El Dorado. B.A. was born in Hazelhurst, Ga., on Sept. 28, 1927, the son of Benjamin A. and Ammie Le Vada (Hartley) Walker.
Prior to his move to Leon, B.A. had lived in Monroe for the past 59 years. His work in retail spanned his adult life, from owner of People’s Clothing Store until its closing, and as a sales associate at Dillards until retirement.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Ammie Walker; his brothers, Milton, Clay and Leroy; and sister, Florence; Marjorie (Hartley, Walker) Hearn, his first wife and the mother of his three children; Frances H. Walker, his wife of 59 years, and Benjamin A. Walker III, his oldest son.
Mr. Walker is survived by his brother, Bruce from Louisiana; his sister, Alda Crance from California; son, Wally Walker from Oklahoma; and Jeannie Parscal of Kansas; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Memorials can be sent to the Baptist Children’s Home, PO Box 4196, Monroe, LA 71211.
A Service of Remembrance will be held in Monroe at a future date, and interment will be in Monroe. Kirby-Morris Funeral Home is helping with arrangements.
Condolences to www.kirbymorrisfuneralhome.com.