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Earnest Guy Walker
Batesville- Earnest Guy Walker, age 81, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at his home in Batesville, Ms.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, November 7, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Batesville, Ms. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church Batesville. Burial will be at Magnolia Cemetery in Batesville.
Guy was born on February 1, 1940, to Earnest Guy Walker, Sr., and Annie Louise Mills Walker in Batesville, Ms. Guy went to school in Batesville and graduated in 1958. He is a graduate of Mississippi State with a Bachelor, Masters, and Specialist Degree in Agricultural Education. He taught agriculture for thirty-three years with one year at Mantachie High School and thirty-two years at South Panola High School. He was a Future Farmers of America advisor and was a member of the Masons for 50 years. Guy loved his teaching career and the students he taught. his other interests were in farming, attending auctions, buying and selling equipment, and watching television. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Batesville, Ms.
Guy is survived by his wife Ellen Woods Walker of Batesville, Ms, one daughter, Janet Walker Johnston of Batesville, Ms, and her mother Tommye W. Walker of Batesville, Ms, two step-daughters, Gena Patterson of Saltillo, Ms, Donna (Dale) Cook of Collierville, TN, and one stepson, Ricky (Susan) Woods of Drew, Ms. He leaves behind his grand-dog, Wesley, whom he loved so much.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earnest Walker, Sr., and Annie Mills Walker, a son, David Guy Walker, step-daughter, Rita Vazquez, and sister, Eugenia Walker Towles.
Pallbearers will be Billy Smith, Kenny Bolen, Robert Ales, Barry Simmerman, Dale Cook, and Colby Johnston. Honorary Pallbearers are Ricky Woods, Ricky Swindle, James Weaver, and Willis Wright.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Batesville and Belleview Baptist Church.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guest register may be signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.
I love this man he was a great man and will be missed .
Shira Bright Nov 5 2021 8:52 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss, he was one of a kind, for sure. May he Rest In Peace.
Lauren Jefcoat Nov 5 2021 8:40 PM
May he Rest In Peace.
Cbalducc Nov 5 2021 6:58 PM
I am so sorry for your lose.. Guy was a friend to many and I counted myself as one. We taught Ag. together until I got out of teaching. He helped me many times during our time teaching and remained friends after teaching. He left his mark on so many during his time and will be missed by all. Praying for the family during this most difficult time.
Charles Ray Stuckey, Columbia, MS Nov 5 2021 4:18 PM
So sorry for your loss, I really enjoyed having him for an Ag teacher
Johnny Wikerson Nov 5 2021 3:33 PM
Ellen, I am so sorry to hear of your loss! You and your family will be in my prayers!
Charlotte Griffin Nov 5 2021 11:39 AM
I'm very sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Guy Walker. He was a great friend, a wonderful teacher and a great American. I have many wonderful memories of my association with Mr. Walker. I'm praying for the family as they deal with this terrible loss. May God richly bless you and sustain you during this time of grief.
Max Phillips Nov 5 2021 8:59 AM
Mr Guy was a fine man and teacher. I will miss him dearly. RIP Mr Walker
John still Nov 5 2021 8:51 AM
Guy was always a silent partner in our family. He and Mike would talk on the phone almost every day!! He will be greatly missed by so many but will be with his heavenly family and that is the goal of all Christians!
Johnnie Darby Nov 4 2021 7:33 PM