Franklin Deleon Walker

Born: Wed., May 2, 1928
Died: Mon., Dec. 1, 2008

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Franklin Deleon Walker, age 80, of Greensboro, Georgia, died Monday, December 1, 2008. His strong faith and relationship with the Lord led him through a long and courageous battle with Leukemia. Deleon was a lifelong resident of Greene County and a faithful member of Walker United Methodist Church. For a number of years he was a member of the trustees and also Sunday School superintendent. He was born on May 2, 1928 the son of the late Edwin Turner Walker, Jr. and Ethel Ellenberg Walker. Deleon graduated from Greensboro High School and on July 14, 1951 he married Elizabeth Moore. He was owner and operator of Walker Dairy in which he was actively involved until his passing.

Survivors include his wife of fifty-seven years, Elizabeth Moore Walker, of Greensboro; a daughter Debbie Blitch and husband Fred of Statesboro; a son, Kent Walker and wife Melinda of Greensboro; grandchildren, Erick and Walker Blitch of Statesboro and Catie Walker of Athens; sisters, Ellene Hunt of Greensboro, Hilda Epstein and husband Steve of Atlanta, Doris Kenny and husband Joe of Augusta and Betty Kelly of Greensboro; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Samuel Richard Walker and Edwin G. Walker; and two sisters, Mary Edna Walker and Faye Walker Travis.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Walker United Methodist Church with Rev. John Pike, Rev. Wayne Usry and Barry Dye officiating. Interment will follow at Walker Church Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Comer Tolbert, Doug Askew, Richard Woodward, Ken Cawthon, Andy Moore and Jimmy Walker. Honorary pallbearers are Ray Copelan, Charles Copelan, Billy Copelan, Lewis Duvall, Jamie Reynolds, John Callaway, Barry Dye and Francis Byce. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Walker United Methodist Church, 2730 Walker Church Road, Greensboro, GA 30642 or St. Mary''s Hospice, 1500 Oglethorpe Avenue Suite 200-C, Athens, GA 30606. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Judy Graham
   Posted Mon December 01, 2008
Kent and Melinda, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Judy Walker Hudson
   Posted Tue December 02, 2008
I am sorry to hear about your loss.I want you to know that you're in our prayers and thoughts.God Bless. From the Judy Walker Hudson family.

Dianne Moore Bennett
   Posted Tue December 02, 2008
Debbie, I'm sorry to learn of the passing of your Daddy. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Dianne, class of 71

Harry and Nancy Bufford
   Posted Tue December 02, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Deleon was loved by all who knew him. You all will be in our prayers. Harry and Harry

Stephanie Slaton-Owens
   Posted Tue December 02, 2008
Debbie, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so terribly sorry for your loss. With much love, Stephanie

Dee & Craig Beeler
   Posted Tue December 02, 2008
Dearest Kent & Family, No words can express how Craig and I feel about your loss...We loved your dad so much. What a wonderful man he was...Craig is going to miss his days "picking your dad's farming brain" at the barn! We are here for you if needed..Craig & Dee

Dorothy Lou & Sam Rabun
   Posted Tue December 02, 2008
So sorry to hear about Deleon. Wish we could be there tonight, but we are unable to attend. May God bless you and your family at this sad time. You will be in our prayers.

Carolyn (Bryan) Taylor
   Posted Tue December 02, 2008
Elizabeth and family, So sorry to read of Deleon's death. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love you, Carolyn Bryan Taylor

Mr & Mrs Andy Nichols
   Posted Tue December 02, 2008
Our sympathy goes out to the entire Walker family. It wont be the same around here not seeing Deleon going up and down our road on his tractor.

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Tue December 02, 2008
Ms. Elizabeth and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time. Look to your memories for comfort, to your friends for understanding, to your faith for hope and peace.

Jan Copelan Hallman
   Posted Tue December 02, 2008
Kent and family, So sorry to hear of Deleon's passing. He and my dad, Norris Copelan, went to school together. The county has lost a wonderful person. Just know you all are in our thoughts and prayers in this most difficult time. Jan, David, Josh and Robert

Wanda Garza Hunt
   Posted Tue December 02, 2008
Im sorry for your loose I will have you and your family in my prayers if we can do anything for you please let us know Wanda GARZA (HUNT)

   Posted Tue December 02, 2008

Kathy Ivey
   Posted Tue December 02, 2008
To the family of Mr. Deleon Walker, I was truly sorry to hear that Mr. Deleon had passed away. He was a very kind man, and always smiling. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Marty & JoAngela Fierman
   Posted Wed December 03, 2008
We just heard this moring about Mr. Walker and we are so very, very sorry. Mr. Walker certainly left behind a wonderful family. Our thoughts are with you all in this time of saddness.

   Posted Wed December 03, 2008

Kay Ellenberg McClendon
   Posted Thu December 04, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. My love and prayers go out to the family. God bless you.

Nancy Blanchard
   Posted Fri December 05, 2008
Miss Shuggey, Please accept our condolences. My Parents,Claire O'Rear Blanchard and Harry Blanchard thought alot of your husband. Daddy said he was really a hard worker. I am sure Mother will be in touch with you. We will keep you in our prayers.

Herb & Jan Thurmond
   Posted Fri December 05, 2008
Kent and family, Herb and I just returned from a business trip and learned of Dad's passing. We are so sorry for your loss and regret not being here for the service. We hope it was a comfort to you. Please know our prayers and thoughts are now with you and your entire family.