James Walker

Obituary of James Walker

James Chester Walker, 45, of LeRoy, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at United Memorial Medical Center.

James was born April 4, 1972 in Brockport, a son of Rev. Raymond (Virginia) Walker of Stafford and Cordella Walker Purnell of Laurinburg, NC.

James will be remembered as a loving man and a great father. A veteran, he served with the United States Army. He received numerous awards for his culinary skills and he was an assistant manager at SUNY Geneseo.

Surviving along with his parents are his fiancée, Torry Washington of LeRoy; children, Tykirah Ellerbe of North Carolina, James Raymond Walker of Kentucky, Danaye Maddox of LeRoy and Della Rose Walker of LeRoy; grandchildren, Tyquez Pittman, Tyneric White and Tykeal Ellerbe; a brother, Raymond D. Walker of Batavia; a niece, Renea Walker of North Carolina; a nephew, Edward Walker of North Carolina and a niece, Courtney Walker of Ohio; a great-niece, Raven Boggan of North Carolina and several cousins, aunts and uncles.

James is a grandson of the late Chester Purnell, Willie Ruth Purnell, William Walker and Ruth Walker.

Calling hours are Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home 403 East Main St., Batavia. Services and burial with full military honors will be in Laurinburg, North Carolina.

Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 315 Alberta Drive, Amherst, NY 14226, www.diabetes.org, or Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301, www.dav.org.