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J.C. Walker, 88, of Branford, FL

J.C. Walker, 88, of Branford, FL died January 28, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Suwannee County and spent his entire life in Branford. Mr. Walker was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving his country honorably during World War II.  J.C. was a member of the American Legion, Post 59 where he served as post commander for 44 years.

Mr. Walker was the owner of Walker’s Cold Storage and Meat Processing in Branford and later worked as an Inspector for the Florida Department of Agriculture. He enjoyed serving on the board of directors for Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative for 37 years.  J. C. was very active in his church, serving as the church treasurer.

Survivors include wife of 65 years Eloise; children Jim and Toni Walker of Kingsland, GA, Andy and Melissa Walker of Branford, Kay and Sandy Dowling of Taylor and Sandy and Mike DeWitt of Rock Springs, Wyoming; grandchildren Shannon, Mindi and Brooke Walker, Jeremy and Amy DeWitt; two great-grandchildren.

The funeral service was at 2 pm on February 1 at Lebanon Baptist Church in Branford. ICS Cremation and Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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