Lynn J. Walker

Lynn J. Walker, 93, of Danville, died Sunday, February 12, 2023 at Danville Care Center.  He was born January 31, 1930 at home in rural Green City, Missouri to Charles and Esther Lafaver Walker.  On June 6, 1954 he married Frances Clarice Lawhon in West Helena, Arkansas.  She died November 20, 2020.

He was a lifelong farmhand working for Don Nelson and also was caretaker and maintenance worker for Bob Dodds Insurance.  He was a member of New Song Christian Life Church in Lowell.  Lynn enjoyed mowing, coon hunting, was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan, and loved anything strawberry and french fries.

Survivors include his sons Michael Lynn Walker and Evan F. (Joanne) Walker, both of Danville; son-in-law Jeff Ridgway of Danville; six grandchildren; Jeremiah (Chasity) Walker, Joshua (Becky) Walker, Miles (Heidi) Ridgway, Morgan (Ashley) Walker, Mindy (Tanner) Travis, Mitch Walker; four great-grandsons; Kameron, Gavin, Keagan and Emmet Walker;  and the first great-granddaughter Chloe Travis, due any minute; brother Eugene Walker; and sisters, Esta Lee Fulghum, Marjorie Ann Keith and Ruby Heppe.  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter Kathy Ridgway on November 1, 2020; brothers, Robert, Wayne and Gerald and sister Mary Margaret Muder.

A visitation with the family greeting friends will be held from 1:00 – 3:00 pm Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Elliott Chapel, New London.  According to his wishes, his body has been cremated and inurnment will follow at Jaggar Cemetery, rural Danville.  A memorial has been established for New Song Christian Life Church.  Online condolences may be left at