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Johnie Dean Walker

July 17, 1948 — November 6, 2023

Johnie Dean Walker, 75, of Chanute, Kansas, passed away on November 6, 2023, in Chanute. He was born on July 17, 1948, in Chanute to Richard James and Mary Agnus (Sweaney) Walker. John graduated from Chanute High School in 1967. 

He served his country in the United States Army as a Tank Commander and was proud to be a part of the Special Forces.

In his younger years, John worked as a farm hand and later as a welder, retiring from Young's Welding. He had a wide range of interests and hobbies. John enjoyed fishing, and hunting birds such as pheasants, prairie chickens, and quails. He was known as a shade tree mechanic, adept at rebuilding carburetors and fixing various vehicles, from cars to boat motors. John had a special love for his horses and took pleasure in woodworking.

On December 12, 1970, John married the love of his life, Kathleen Riebel, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. They celebrated 52 years of marriage together. John will be remembered for his dedication to his family, his country, and his many passions.

He is survived by his wife Kathleen of the home, his two sons, Johnny Walker and Tyrel Walker of Chanute, Kansas, and his daughter, Melissa Walker of Corpus Christi, Texas. John also leaves behind two grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Barbra, Leona, and Donna, his brother Jimmy, his half-sister Jackie, half-brother Rick, stepbrothers Jude, Jimmy, and Gus, stepfather Eldon (Chick) Wiles, and stepmother Clara (Marie) Carpenter.

A funeral service will be held in John's honor at Wickham Family Funeral Home 500 North Forest Ave. Chanute, Kansas, Monday, November 13, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. with burial to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Military Honors will be presented by the Chanute Honor Guard. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association and can be mailed to or left with the funeral home.

Services are under the guidance of Wickham Family Funeral Home 500 N. Forest Ave. Chanute, KS.


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Monday, November 13, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Wickham Family Funeral Home - Chanute

500 North Forest Avenue, Chanute, KS 66720

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Memorial Park Cemetery Chanute, KS

1002 East 14th Street, Chanute, KS 66720

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