ForeverMissed

     John W. “Johnny” Walker, 49, of Peoria, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

     A Memorial Service will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue in Peoria. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Cremation rites have been accorded.

     Johnny was born on August 5, 1969, in Peoria, a son of Charles Leo and Rose (Luncsford) Walker. He married Teresa Avery on September 20, 1991 in Peoria. They later divorced. He was engaged to be married to Heather Riggs at the time of his death.

     He is survived by his mother, Rose Fuller, of Norwood; children, Megan (Willie) Albert and Skye Walker, both of Peoria and Jonathan Adkinson of Chillicothe; siblings, Corinna (Israel) Martinez of Elmwood, Charlie (Denise) Walker of Licking, MO and Joey (Becky) Walker of Norwood; step children, Zachary Riggs, Kaylee Davis and Lucas Decker, all of Peoria; and five grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by his father and one son, Steven (Walker) Donath.

     Johnny was a teamster and worked for the Peoria Park District for 21 years, last working on the forestry crew. He has played in many local bands for years, last playing in Guitars and Guns. He also owned Johnny’s Ink, a local tattoo shop. He enjoyed working on cars and motorcycles.

     Memorial contributions may be made in Johnny’s memory to OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois.

Posted by Jill Wilson (Reno) on July 14, 2019
My brothers and I ran around with Johnny and his brothers when we were kids. I’ll never forget the first time I saw him play guitar. Incredible. Many of us went together on the rock 106 bus to see KISS years ago. Great memories. I’m so sorry to hear he is gone much too soon. Love & prayers to you all.
Posted by Theresa Hudson on July 14, 2019
My condolences to the Walker family.So sorry to hear about this today.My love pours out to all of you.

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Posted by Jill Wilson (Reno) on July 14, 2019
My brothers and I ran around with Johnny and his brothers when we were kids. I’ll never forget the first time I saw him play guitar. Incredible. Many of us went together on the rock 106 bus to see KISS years ago. Great memories. I’m so sorry to hear he is gone much too soon. Love & prayers to you all.
Posted by Theresa Hudson on July 14, 2019
My condolences to the Walker family.So sorry to hear about this today.My love pours out to all of you.
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