Lt Col USAF RetiredTo view a video tribute for John Q. Walker, please click here. \nJohn Q. Walker, 80, a long term resident of Murray, Utah passed away April 23, 2009 with his family at his side. \nJohn was born Nov. 6th, 1928 in Delta, Utah to Winslow and Josephine Walker. He was the last of seven children, Ferrell, Winnie, Bill, Roger, Gene, and Marylyn. John attended and graduated from Delta High School, Utah State University, and Auburn University. \nHe was active in 4H work, FFA work, and other youth programs. His main effort in this area was that of raising beef for stock show exhibit. He had several grand champions that supplied the funds for his college education. \nJohn worked in sales and developed many relationships while working at Wasatch Chemical and CP Industries. Many thought that John was the best of his trade in the areas of activity that he worked. As a manager of sales people, he traveled extensively around the world selling chemical products and developing life time relationships with those he came in contact with. \nHe retired from the US Air Force as a Lt. Colonel after 28 years of service. His service time was split between the Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Utah Air National Guard, and as a liaison officer for the Air Force Academy. \nHe married Emma Bilanzich on Nov. 17, 1956 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They were later sealed in the Manti Temple. They had two sons; Gordon J. (Karisa) of Dayton, Ohio; and Alan G. (Tawnya) of Draper, Utah. After the passing of Emma, John married Muriel Campbell in 1998. She passed away in 1999 and in 2000 married Beth Edwards, who is his present survivor. John has seven grandchildren: Tyler (Brittany) Walker, Kira, Jordan, Austin, Alexi, Jarrett, and Kaden. In July of 2008, John became a great grandfather with birth of Jaxton. \nHe was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in many capacities. His service was not limited to the church, but extended to the Murray Jaycees, which he served as President. While in the Jaycees, he served as the State Vice President, National Director, National Ways Means Director, and many other committees. He also served on the Board of Directors of Wheeler Farm and was a weekly volunteer at the Red Cross in Murray. John was always willing to give a helping hand to those in need and will be greatly missed by all. \nFuneral services will be held Tuesday, April 28th, 11:00 a.m. at the Little Cottonwood 6th ward, 6410 South 725 East, Murray, Utah. A viewing will be held Monday, April 27th, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Chapel, 4760 South State St. in Murray and Tuesday morning between 10:00 -10:45 a.m. at the 6th ward chapel. \nIn lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in memory of John Q. Walker via http://www.michaeljfox.org/help_honorMemoryGifts.cfm.