You will always be remembered
You will be celebrated
You will never be forgotten
These tears still haven't faded
  • 58 years old
  • Born on December 14, 1953 in Detroit, Michigan, United States.
  • Passed away on December 5, 2012 .

The purpose of this site is to remember my father, Derwin James "Jim" Walker Jr. While none of us were prepared to say goodbye, I take comfort in knowing the fullness of my father's life, the number of people he has touched, and the beautiful memories we have that can never be taken away.


While the tears on our faces are not yet dry, we must remember all of the best times we shared with him. I invite everyone to share their thoughts, stories, and anecdotes. Jim's wit, hospitiality and compassion for others knew no limits. Help me to honor him the best ways we know how. Together we can create a living document, a testement to his impact on our lives.

Posted by Katie Blair on 8th December 2012
As a little kid, I always thought "Mr. Walker" (as I knew him then) was Santa Claus. He was unfailingly kind, gracious, and fun, just like his wife and son. I know you and your mom will face the upcoming days with that same grace. Please use all of us who love you for support. Love, Katie
Posted by Carol Kohnstam on 8th December 2012
Alex, i only know your father from the stories you and Jordan have told me. What I can say is he created a wonderful caring funny son. My heart goes out to you and your mom. Carol

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