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James Melvin Walker

February 10, 1946 — January 17, 2021

James Melvin Walker, 74, of Severn, Maryland, passed away peacefully, at his home surrounded by his family on January 17, 2021.  Jim was born on February 10, 1946, in Walton, West Virginia, to the late Melvin Dexter (Deck)  and Hallie Walker.  He served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps as a Private during Vietnam and was awarded the Purple Heart for his service.  Along with his brothers, Jim went on to own Security Equipment Distributors in Beltsville and was a member of American Legion Post 276, Disabled American Veterans, and Wounded Warriors.  He enjoyed the outdoors – especially fishing, gardening, landscaping, and most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.

Jim is survived by his devoted wife of 47 years, Jean F. Walker; his beloved daughters, Elizabeth Olson (Jessup) and Sherry Koontz (Heath); his cherished grandchildren, Charlize, Piper, and Georgia Olson, and Gracie, Heath Jr., and Sadie Koontz; his loving brother, David Walker (Nora); and his dear nephews, Larry Walker and David Paul Walker along with his niece, Cindy Cole.  In addition to his parents, Jim was predeceased by his brothers, Paul and John Walker.

Due to COVID 19 pandemic, a Celebration of Life Service for Jim will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s name to Spencer First Baptist Church at  OR  Wounded Warrior Project at

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