James C. “Jim” Walker - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

James C. “Jim” Walker

June 4, 1945 - December 25, 2022

James C. “Jim” Walker, age 77, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving wife on Sunday, December 25, 2022.

Born in Wilmington, DE on June 4, 1945, he was a son of the late John and Jane Walker. Jim graduated from De La Warr High School in 1964. He served as a member of the Delaware Army National Guard from 1964–1970. For most of his life Jim worked as a boiler repairman for Potts Welding and Boiler Repair and Apex Mechanical and Fabrication.

Jim loved fishing, hunting, traveling, and gardening. He especially loved growing all kinds of tomatoes in his garden. Above all, his family brought him the most joy.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Elaine; daughter, Beth McKay (Rob); son, Matthew Walker; granddaughters who he adored, Lily and Maggie McKay; in-laws, Allen and Kathy Fitz, and Earl and Carole Jaques; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Friday, December 30, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Funeral service and interment will be held privately.

Because of his love of the outdoors, in lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory may be made to Brandywine Zoo, 1001 North Park Drive, Wilmington, DE 19802 or by clicking here or to Delaware Nature Society, 3511 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, DE 19707 or by clicking here.


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8 Condolences for James C. “Jim” Walker

  • Elaine,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing- I always felt like I knew him well because of the many great stories you used to share about your family. Keeping you, Beth, Matt, and the rest of your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Grandpa, I will miss you so much! I will cherish all the memories I have of you! I love you so much ❤️

  • Grandpa, I love you so much and I will always cherish the time we had together ❤️ I miss you so much. Thank you for being such an amazing grandfather, you will always be special to me ❤️

  • i worked with Jim at wsmw, potts, and apex. he was a great guy and will be sorely missed. kevin mcdaniel, bonners ferry, id.

  • So sorry for your loss Elaine! My thoughts and prayers 🙏 are with you and your family!

  • Elaine, so sorry for your loss of Jimmy. He was so much fun to be around with the Alexander’s. Praying for you. Hugs

  • Dear Elaine, so sorry to hear of your husband, Jim’s passing. My prayers continue to be for you and your family. In deep sympathy, MaryAnn

  • Elaine, my thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I worked with Jim for many years at WSMW, Potts and Apex and have many memories over the years. Jim was a unique individual who was always there for you if you needed a hand. He will be sorely missed and May He Rest In Peace.