James Daniel Walker

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 28, 2009

A memorial visitation in memory of James Daniel “Danny” Walker, 52, will be held on Friday, May 29, from
2 to 4 p.m. at the First Pentecostal Church of Leesville for family and friends. Following the visitation there will be a graveside service at the Elisha Memorial Cemetery in Hineston, with Rev. M. C. Green officiating.
The visitation
and graveside service will be under the direction of the Myers-Colonial Funeral Home.
James Daniel “Danny” Walker was born to J.D. and Mary Walker on November 9, 1956 in Leesville. Danny passed away on May 24, 2009, in the presence of
his precious family, at Sacramento, Calif. He was a faithful member of First Pentecostal Church of Leesville and of the Rock Church of Sacramento, Calif. Danny was also a lifelong LSU and New Orleans Saints’ fan. He loved home, Louisiana, and was
proud of his country. He married the love of his life, Sheila Dousay, on March 10, 1978. Together they had three girls, Merissa, Melissa, and Krista and later “adopted”, LeSharon and Crystal who lovingly called him “Papa Bear”.
A hard
worker and provider for his family, Danny worked in the automobile industry for over twenty years and also worked briefly in the field of telecommunication. His last eight years, he worked successfully in home repair. His work ethic was strong, and
he rarely missed a day of work. In May of 2000, Danny moved his family from Louisiana to Sacramento, Calif.
Danny loved to go camping, fishing, and hunting. He also enjoyed company and talking with friends. Never one to meet a
stranger, he was a friendly to all. Those who knew Danny, knew that he was optimistic about life, about hardship, about sickness, and even about passing on. His attitude never missed the mark of excellence! People were amazed at how well he coped
through all of life’s circumstances. He loved God, his family, his friends, his church, and his country to his last breath.
Danny was preceded in death by his father, J.D. Walker and his sister, Judith Pechota. He is survived by his
wife, Sheila Dousay Walker, daughters Merissa Walker, Melissa Walker Allen, Krista Walker Corbitt, all of Sacramento, Calif., his mother, Mary Walker, and sisters, Dianne Page and Christie Bishop, of Leesville.