Jerry was born on September 1, 1940 in Eubank, KY to the late Theodore Lester Walker and Flossie Alice Baston Walker. He was a truck driver for J. B. Hunt.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy Irene May Walker, whom he married on June 17, 1961; three sons, Charles (and Barb) Walker of Somerset, KY, Phillip (and Lora) Walker of Burnside, KY and Jay (and Marilla) Walker of Seattle, WA; three daughters, Teresa (and Tim) Purdue of Denver, CO, Sara Burgess of Richmond, KY and Sandy (and John) Powers of London, KY; fifteen grandchildren, Audrey Purdue, Nathan Purdue, Alicia Walker Brown, Angela Walker, Ethan Walker, Clint Burgess, Laura Burgess, Elliott Dick, Sara Rose Walker, Erin Walker-Mullins, Ava Powers, Jack Powers, Frederick Powers, Iris Walker and Charlotte Walker; three great-grandchildren, Taylor Brown, Haylee Pitman and Griffin Mullins; and adopted family, Leon and Kathy (McKee) McGowan, Melissa and Mark Renneker and Drew Hunt.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Junior Walker; sister-in-law, Peggy Trowbridge Walker; a son-in-law, Steve Burgess; and a nephew, Terry Walker.
Visitation will be on Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 4:30pm until 7:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home. The funeral will follow the visitation on Thursday, at 7:00pm with Bro. Prentice Hubble officiating.
The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.