March 5, 1939–March 30, 2020
Janice Marie Walker, age 81, Joplin, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020 at Spring River Christian Village.
Janice was born March 5, 1939 in Lawton, Oklahoma, daughter of the late Cecil Eugene Griggs and Inez Hunt Griggs. She grew up in Lawton, and then moved to Bakersfield California where she worked in the fields, and as a waitress. She was a member of Central Christian Center of Joplin. She was a tribal member of Choctaw Nation, and proud of her native American heritage. She enjoyed singing and dancing, and spending time with her family, and her Lord.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by the love of her life and soul mate, her husband, Carl D. Walker, who passed away on January 22, 2012 ; son Shawn Tallant; grandsons, Rocky Walker, Kenny Rickey, and Dustin Walker; sister, Sharon Griggs; brother, Pete Duncan.
Survivors include her children, Joyce Tallant of Joplin, Harold Walker of Springfield, Missouri, Shawndra Walker of Joplin, Robert Walker and wife Tina of Joplin, and Roberta Walker of Joplin; two Sisters: Kay Darling Bishop of California, and Michelle Hatfield of Bakersfield, California; four brothers: Carrol Griggs, Chuck Duncan, David Duncan, and Mike Duncan all from Bakersfield, California; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 2;00 p.m. at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Doug Wilkerson officiating and Tim Walker, Brandon Walker, Jack Daniels, Johnny Walker, and Chris Britt serving as pallbearers.