J. Kennieth Walker

J. Kennieth Walker

Graveside services celebrating the life of Mr. Julian Kennieth Walker were held on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Pilgrim’s Rest Church Cemetery with Bro. Steve Speer and Bro. Gerald Martin officiating; interment immediately followed in the church cemetery in Many. Kennieth was born November 14, 1937 in Many to Willie Genieva (Tibbett) Walker and Harry Julian Walker and entered into rest on November 7, 2020 in Shreveport.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Julian Walker; his wife of almost 58 years, Wanda Sue Gentry Walker; daughter, Debra Walker Bison; and his grandson, Darin Kyle Walker. Those left behind to cherish his memory are his daughters, Denise McGaha and husband, Dennis of Many; Kathy Walker Brown of Shreveport; Dina Walker and husband, Randall of Odessa, Texas; son, Bryan Walker and wife, Thelma of Lake Charles; sister, Catherine Gentry of Many; brothers, Gene Walker of Noble; Rodney Walker of Benton; son-in-law, Ronny Bison and wife, Pam of Many. He also leaves behind twelve grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren along with a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and other relatives.

Honoring him as pallbearers were Randal McGaha, Reggie Walker, Bradley McGaha, Mark Bison, Doug Walker, and Brandon Parrie. Honorary pallbearers were Thomas Lighfoot, Billy Guay, Boyd Peace, Otis Branam, David McMillian, Doyle “Popcorn” Scaife, Jeremy Cook, Colby Cook, and Chance Braneff.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Shepherd’s Pie. Donations can be made on line at https://shepherdspie.net/donations-in-memory-of or mailed to: Shepherd’s Pie Inc., PO Box 202, Libuse, LA 71348.

This world will never understand what a loss it has suffered, in the passing of my dad. Julian Kennieth Walker would have been 83 years old on November 14th. One of this country’s most talented carpenters, the best in my opinion! I learned so much from him growing up and working with him as a young boy.

When I was young, he did it all, plumbing, electrical, hvac, roofing and all the masons work as well. He could do it all! He was the one that many came to, when they could not figure out how to cut the rafters, to make the roof pitch work with multiple pitch roof designs etc.

I can remember several times, other carpenters in our area, showing up on his job site, with a set of plans asking dad how to cut rafters to make the roof lines and valley’s properly come together. He was a truly talented carpenter! He corrected many architects and engineers when their designs would not work, and I think enjoyed telling them when they were wrong…lol

He was a Strong-minded man, especially if you were on his payroll, he fully expected you to give him a full day’s work and earn your wages…fired me several times…lol

But he always gave me the opportunity to go back to work, told me he fired me because he loved me! And he truly did. It taught me how to work, and the importance of the job I did, how to be dedicated and to take pride in my work.

He had a big heart and gave of himself to family and anyone he thought was in need. He was a Christian man and supported his church and church family whole heartedly! He was my father, teacher, guidance counselor, my best friend. I loved him dearly! I will miss him more than anyone can imagine!

Rest in Peace, Dad!

Condolences can be made online to the family at www.rose-neath.com.

Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home

Many Chapel

Many, LA

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