A memorial service celebrating the life of John L. Walker, age 64, of Thornville, was held April 10, 2019, at the Thornville Chapel of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Dave Helser officiating. John was born on November 6, 1954, in Wichita, Kansas. He passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital.
John attended farrier school in Oklahoma and returned to Ohio where he enjoyed his trade for over 40 years. Johnny was an avid team roper, a sport he shared with his father, daughter and many close friends. He also had a love for bowling, golfing and hunting.
He is survived by his wife, Shawn; daughters, Lauren (Layne Knisley) Cenky and Caley (Justin) Boyden; granddaughter, Lyla Boyden; parents, James “Jake” and Pauline “Polly” Walker; sisters, Jane Brooks, Janet (Andy) Hewitt and Julie (Steve) McGlaughlin; sister-in-law, Shannon Daly; and many nieces and nephews. Johnny also leaves behind many special friends.
Memorial donations may be made to the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute at www.cancer.osu.edu/giving-back or 460 W. 10th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210.
Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service in Thornville is honored to care for John and his family.