Arlie Joe Walker, 80, of Lubbock passed away on Thursday, December 16, 2021. He was born March 25, 1941 in Turkey, Texas to Delmar Ediyh and Orene Odessa (Smith) Walker, also Henry and Idabell Smith. Joe lived most of his life in Lubbock where he was a business owner for over 40 years. He married Janie Pedroza on August 5, 1961 in Lubbock. Joe was a hardworking man who was also a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a friend to all who met him. Joe was a master plumber by trade. He was a jokester who always had a new joke to share. Joe was also an auctioneer for many years. He was handy with his hands and spent a lot of time creating woodworking projects for his family and friends. Joe was a member of Saint John Neumann Catholic Church in Lubbock.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 60 years, Janie; sons, Larry (Diana) Walker and Shon (Lisa) Walker; 6 grandchildren, April, Rebecca, Jodie, Eric, Josh and Jamie; 15 great-grandchildren, Aryan, Kaylee, Kamry, Mia, Jaylee, Evan, Sir, Kaiden, Unique, Avery, Emma , Ethan, Ava, Rylan and Baby Boy Reeder; one great-great-grandchild; brothers and sisters, Lillie Green, Janie Ebeling, Vickie Shackelford, Terry Smith, Billy Lou and Mary Sue.
He is preceded in death by his son, Ronny Walker; parents, Delmar and Orene Walker, and Henry and Idabell Smith; 3 great-grandchildren, Josiah, Jazlyn and Shyloah; and siblings, Troy Walker, Buck Walker, Bobby Dean Walker, Glendale Smith, Louise Smith and Roy Allen.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 from 1-8pm at The Venue on Broadway located at 2202 Broadway with Rosary being recited at 6:30pm. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at 10am at St. John Neumann Catholic Church with interment to follow at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park. All arrangements are under the direction of Combest Family Funeral Homes. Masks are requested at visitation and all services.
The family would like to thank the nurses at Covenant Medical Center for their great care that was provided to Joe while a patient there.