Frank R. "Junk Man" Walker


Mr. Frank R. “Junk Man” Walker, of Knifley, was born in Louisville on April 28, 1945 to the late Bernard and Josephine (Vitt) Walker.

He departed this life on Friday, March 3, 2017 at his residence after an extended illness.

While proud of his Catholic upbringing, he was also a faithful member of Knifley Christian Church.

He was a former service technician for R.C. Cola Company and several chemical companies, and his mechanical side loved to tinker, fix and build things.

Mr. Walker was called to duty in the United States Navy and served his country honorably during the Vietnam War.

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife of 53 years, Joyce (Kavich) Walker of Knifley; four children, Angela Hoke and companion Walter Brangers of Radcliff, Pamela Wilkerson and her husband Brad Cook of Lebanon, Tenn., Robin Piercy and her husband David of Columbia and Rusty Walker and his wife Linda of Knifley; and by a goddaughter, Jessie Nunez and her husband Joseph of Campbellsville; one sister, Winston Churchhill “Winnie” Buckler of Georgia.

Ten grandchildren, two great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends, including three close friends, Bill, Ronnie and Jerry.

He was also preceded in death by five siblings, Dorothy “Dolly” Walker, Helen Peckinpaugh, Joseph Stalin Walker, Bernard Edward Walker and Leonard Walker.

Funeral service was Monday in the chapel of L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville with Bro. Hugh Withers officiating with interment in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, consider memorials in the form of a donation to Knifley Christian Church or Kosair Children’s Hosptial.

L.R. Petty Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.

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