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4500 Jenny Lind Road
Fort Smith, AR | 72901
700 Jefferson St.
Van Buren, AR | 72956
Maxie Walker

Maxie Dell Walker

Saturday, May 6th, 1933 - Sunday, January 6th, 2019
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Maxie Dell Walker, 85, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed gently from this life on January 6, 2019 in Van Buren, Arkansas. He was born on May 6, 1933 in Altus, Oklahoma to Gardner and Faye Walker. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister DeEtte Walker and an older brother, William (Buddy) Walker. Maxie was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and a longstanding member of Alcoholics Anonymous. He married his college sweetheart, Gerre Potts, in 1955, the same year that he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Southwestern State University in Oklahoma. Maxie was always a hard worker, having started selling papers and shining shoes before he was even old enough to have a paper route. He was a salesman by profession having worked many years for Squibb Pharmaceuticals and in later life for Midwest Refreshments. Maxie was dearly loved by all who knew him and he had a strong, positive influence on the lives of those whose path he crossed.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation was under the direction of Ocker-Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith, AR.
He is survived by his loving wife, Gerre Walker of the home; three daughters, DeEtte Walker and her husband John McDonald of Atlanta, GA, Janine Whitson and her husband Alan of Fort Smith, AR and Darla Walker Boyd and her husband John of Fort Smith, AR; one sister, Lila Shadid of Altus, OK; three grandchildren, Alan Whitson, Tamara Sanders and Lighla Whitson and three great grandchildren, Halee and Aaron Sanders and Kaylee Whitson.
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Posted at 02:58pm
Maxie & I started our AA journal within 6 months of each other. I treasured his smile, his hugs, and his dedication. Rosemary B.

Melanie Riley

Posted at 08:15am
I had to privilege of getting to know and work with Maxie at Mr Jiff. He left a lasting impression on me, and for that I am truly grateful. He was a very special man that I'm glad was my friend. I loved to listen to his stories of the early days with Mr Jack at the little station on Phoenix across from the coke plant. He will be missed by a lot of people whose lives he touched. RIP my friend

Charlie Griggs

Posted at 05:57pm
I'm grateful for having known Maxie. He helped me a lot. He would always take time to ask me how I was doing and listen to my response, and offer a few suggestions where needed. A very kind man. My condolences. Charlie Griggs

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