Julius M. Walker Jr.
May 26, 1955 - September 4, 2021
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc.
Don Kelly
Ryan Ristau
Kelly and Greg Hudson
Brant D Gilbert
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Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory, Lafayette Chapel
400 Twyckenham Blvd
Lafayette, IN 47909
Thursday 9/9, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Service
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory, Lafayette Chapel
400 Twyckenham Blvd
Lafayette, IN 47909
Thursday 9/9, 3:30 pm

Julius M. Walker Jr., 66, of Lafayette, passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Rosewalk Village. He was born May 26, 1955, in Chicago, IL, to the late Julius and Virginia (McKenzie) Walker. Julius worked for the US Postal Service retiring in 2013. Surviving are his children Julius M. Walker, III of Indianapolis, Jason…

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Don Kelly left a message on September 10, 2021:
Mr. Walker was an inspiration to me as a youth. As a mentor he taught me the fundamentals of baseball. Mr. Walker was my youth baseball couch for several years. Years later he was our mailman. I will never forget the kindness Mr. Walker showed me those many years ago when I was a youth. My condolences to the family. Not only did you lose a Father, Grandfather, and Brother. You lost a Great man. He was one of the Finest. I will keep you in my prayers during this time of need.
John Mason left a message on September 9, 2021:
I could write a book. Maybe someone should write a book about this man. I've never had a closer or a more loyal friend. God blessed me so by bringing us together on this earth. As he neared the final precipice of his fierce battle with Parkinson's, he was able to summon up the strength to see the 2020 Big Ten Men's hoops semifinals and we drove to Indy. He was headlong, joyous; I could barely keep up with him. We went to White Castle twice!! We sat in the rafters sweating in our masks and had a loving final moment together. I'm so blessed and I will miss him so. Another angel has his wings.
Ryan Ristau left a message on September 9, 2021:
Thanks for always believing in me, even when I didn't.
Eva Clarke left a message on September 9, 2021:
I have so many happy childhood memories of summers that my sister and I spent with our wonderful cousin, Julius (Marty) Walker Jr. This includes the ongoing Cardinals – Cubs rivalry, going out for A&W root beer floats and White Castle hamburgers and playing lots of board and card games. Marty was always a loving and caring person. Rocklyn and I were so sorry to hear of Marty’s passing and extend our deepest sympathies to Julius, Jason, Traven, Carey and family. You are in our prayers.
Kayla Brady left a message on September 8, 2021:
I was blessed to have had Julius as a track coach at CC for 5 years. He offered endless support and encouragement to every athlete on the team and amazed us all at his ability to get out of blocks quicker than any of us. I will miss seeing Julius’s big smile and getting a firm slap on the back after every race. Love and miss you dearly Julius, sending prayers to your family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Randy Vonderheide left a message on September 8, 2021:
I met Julius as a coach for Pony baseball teams. Julius was an excellent coach--- he knew how to make his players play to their potential and Julius was always a good role model for his players and for other coaches. He made friends the traditional way.
Scott Savage left a message on September 8, 2021:
I grew up in the same small neighborhood as Julius and his family. He really was like another Dad, the cool Dad, for all of us kids. He played football, baseball, basketball and anything else with all of us. He was a funny, kind, and an amazing human being that I looked up to quite a bit growing up. I try to emulate him with my boys friends when they come to play. You will forever be missed, Julius. God bless you and your family!
Scott Savage left a message on September 8, 2021:
I grew up in the same small neighborhood as Julius and his family. He really was like another Dad, the cool Dad, for all of us kids. He played football, baseball, basketball and anything else with all of us. He was a funny, kind, and an amazing human being that I looked up to quite a bit growing up. I try to emulate him with my boys friends when they come to play. You will forever be missed, Julius. God bless you and your family!
Scott Savage left a message on September 8, 2021:
I grew up in the same small neighborhood as Julius and his family. He really was like another Dad, the cool Dad, for all of us kids. He played football, baseball, basketball and anything else with all of us. He was a funny, kind, and an amazing human being that I looked up to quite a bit growing up. I try to emulate him with my boys friends when they come to play. You will forever be missed, Julius. God bless you and your family!
Kelly and Greg Hudson left a message on September 8, 2021:
Julius was one of the best! Our family will miss seeing his smiling face around CC sporting events. Rest in peace, my friend! We love you. Greg, Kelly, Kacey, Kayla and Jack Hudson
Frank Donaldson left a message on September 8, 2021:
R.I.P Julius ...mailman.. coach...Am-trak volunteer... such a kind person!
David and Gail Billings left a message on September 8, 2021:
We have fond memories of Julius, our friendly and kind mail carrier on South 9th. St. in Lafayette for many years. Our prayers and thoughts for his family. David and Gail Billings. WL
Kathy & Marty O'Brien left a message on September 8, 2021:
Marty and I want to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of a very kind man in Julius Walker. We knew him for many years, and no matter what time of day you saw him, he was the most friendly person anyone could ever meet. AND always with a smile. Thoughts and prayers to his family during a most difficult time.
Susan Meadows-Hayenga left a message on September 8, 2021:
So sorry to hear of J.W.’s passing. I worked with Julius for many years at the Lafayette Post Office and always enjoyed his antics and hard work. Julius was funny and caring and a good person to work with. Bless his soul and I know he is resting in Gods arms now. Condolences to the Family at this time. I’ll never forget you Julius❤️
DeWayne & Janet Clarkson left a message on September 8, 2021:
We have nothing but happy memories of Julius. From the times when he was our mailman to his years coaching our son in baseball he was an one of a kind, honest, friendly, man of integrity . Prayers for comfort to you.
John Robinson left a message on September 8, 2021:
It breaks my heart to see this. We coached together in 56ers for years. Julius always had a hearty handshake and something nice to say whenever we would run into each other. All the kids he coached absolutely loved him. Julius you will be missed. You touched the hearts of many!
Brant D Gilbert left a message on September 7, 2021:
Amazing human being. Was my middle school baseball coach and left a lasting impression on me some 30 years later. Kind, patient and always positive. He will be missed.
Barbara K. Brunk (Bobbie) left a message on September 7, 2021:
Jason and Julius, I am so sorry about your loss. Your dad crossed my life for a rather short time but he was sure a good guy. I especially enjoyed attending several little league games where he was coaching. His love of sports was so apparent all his life. Again, so sorry.
Jerry Dexter left a message on September 7, 2021:
JW was fun to work with when I carried mail many years ago. He was such an easy going guy. Prayers for his family.
Melinda Gilbert left a message on September 7, 2021:
Julius was my mailman for many years as well as my nephew's football coach for 56er's football. He was such an influence on my nephew that he invited him to his high school graduation in Flora, IN and Julius did us the favor of attending. Every time I ever saw Julius he would remember where I had lived as well as asking after my nephew. The last time I saw him was at the train depot downtown when I was going to Chicago. He will be greatly missed.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Trent Johnson left a message on September 7, 2021:
Met Julius in the mid 80's when I was a new official officiating 56'ers football. Julius was a longtime coach and became a good friend. Always enjoyed our visits talking about football, track, and our college teams. The world could sure could use more people like Julius. One of the good guys!
Joseph Krause left a message on September 7, 2021:
Julius Walker served rail passengers at the Lafayette Big Four (AMTRAK) station for about 8 years following his retirement from the U.S. Postal Office. As a volunteer he greeted passegers; assisted those still needing tickets; gave parking passes to those leaving autos at or near the station; informed passengers about train status; assisted handicapped passengers; befriended young children. All as a volunteer, he was there seven mornings a week. His friends were the AMTRAK conductors, those others who volunteered with him, and long time "regular" passengers. Even during the toughest of COVID times, Julius was at the station. He will be missed by many,many people who got to rely upon his help. RIP Julius Walker
Stephen & Janet Howard left a message on September 7, 2021:
In memory of Julius M. Walker Jr., Stephen & Janet Howard lit a candle
Cheryl Blickenstaff left a message on September 6, 2021:
I knew Julius as my sons coach of 56’ers football. As a single mother, I could not have asked for a better role model and mentor. His kindness to all of the young men was an exemplary example of what a human being should be. We lost touch as my sons aged out of the program but we remember him fondly to this day and were fortunate to have known him In my later years I traveled frequently to Chicago on Amtrak and was happy to see Julius as a volunteer conductor at the station. He always asked about my sons and how they were doing. He also made sure I had everything I needed for my trip and that I boarded safely. Heaven gained a very special angel when Julius arrived. May he rest in peace and may you be comforted knowing he was loved by many.
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