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Tommy R Walker

of Little Rock, AR, 1941 - 2022

TOMMY R WALKER, 81, of Little Rock passed away at his home on December 4, 2022. He was born February 13, 1941, in Summerville, Mo. Tommy worked at the Arkansas Gazette for 28 years until the last print in 1991. Afterwards, he became outreach manager for MCI, Southwestern Bell and Sprint serving the deaf and hard of hearing community. Tommy was a huge advocate for the rights of the deaf and hard of hearing and served on the boards of the Little Rock Association of the Deaf, Arkansas Association of the Deaf and Arkansas School for the Deaf and Arkansas School for the Blind. Tommy loved the Razorbacks and the St. Louis Cardinals and enjoyed deer hunting with his deaf hunting buddies. Most of all, he cherished watching his grandchildren participate in their sporting events.
He is survived by his wife, of nearly 60 years, Margie; two daughters Connie Marendt (Rick) and Carrie Hibbs (Ron); two grandchildren Zach and Lauren whom he absolutely adored, and his beloved Shih-Poo's Seth and Luke; two brothers, Art Walker of Kentucky and Fred Walker of Indiana; numerous nieces and nephews, and Neal and Julie Poe, his bonus children.
Cremation services by Arkansas Cremation. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church-Fellowship Hall in Little Rock at 2 p.m., on Sunday, January 15, 2023. Full obituary at

Published December 14, 2022

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