In Memory of

Benjamin

Walker

Obituary for Benjamin Walker

Deacon Benjamin Franklin Walker
“Ben—Pop—PawPaw”

On May 28, 1939, in Milton, Florida (Santa Rosa County) a baby was born to Will Walker and Pearlie Whigum Walker. On March 25, 2024, Ben gained his wings.
Ben was a graduate of T.R. Jackson High School, Milton, Florida. He was later employed at American Cyanamid for 30 years. After retiring, he worked in maintenance as a Janitor at The Learning Academy, Milton, Florida just to pass time.
Ben accepted Christ at an early age and joined Wilson Chapel in Woodsville, Florida. He later joined Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church, Milton, Florida where he served as a Deacon.
On May 31, 1985, Ben and his love, Ann Elizabeth Stanton were married. He then moved his membership, joining his wife Ann, to St. John Divine Missionary Baptist Church. He served there faithfully as a Deacon until his health prevented him from serving.
Pop was well known in the community and would do anything for anybody. He was nicknamed “The Taxi Man” because he was constantly “taxiing” the kids to and from school, ball practice, along with taking granddaughters to and from work. Additionally, he would drive people in the community to run errands and he never complained. “The Taxi Man” was constantly driving people, but without a meter; and he always waved as he drove by— whether he knew you or not.
Ben was preceded in death by his wife Ann who passed just two days prior. He was preceded by his parents, Will Walker and Pearlie Whigum Walker; sisters Dora and Florence Walker; brother Harold Walker; Nephew Alfred Black; son James Stanton; daughter Christine Annette Barnes; and grandson Calvin Walker, Jr.

“PawPaw & MawMaw” Leave Many Loved Ones to Cherish Their Memories Deacon Jeffery (Bernice) Ellis; Lelia Robinson, Belinda Ellis, Kimberly Ewing; a special niece, Christine Black; adopted sister and brother, Queen and Frank Williams (along with their family); and adopted daughter, Joyce Wilson.
They both are also already missed by their many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren; God-daughters, Stephanie Prather and Stephanie Kinnard; Cousins, Margaret Bailey, Judy Blackwell and Catherine Paige; Fishing buddies, Ella Cawthon and Dorothy Harris; and Special friends, Willie C. and Mary Rushing, James and Phyllis Palmer; nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends.