Obituary: Robert Walker
Robert Lee Walker, 77, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Jan. 1, 2014. He was born in Wray, Colo. on July 14, 1936. He leaves behind his church family at First Southern Baptist Hualapai Mountain Road. He is survived by his children, John (Cere) Walker and Tina Walker, both of Federal Way, Wash. He leaves behind nieces, Debbie (Dave) Walker-Nipp of Downey, Calif. and Brenda Walker Eledge; and nephew, Donald Dean Walker Jr. of New Jersey. Bob also leaves behind some very special friends: Mona Arnold of Kingman, Chrissy Williams of Long Beach, Calif., Brian Crossland of Kingman, the Shaeffer family of Kingman and the Yarborough family of Kingman.
Bob wanted to leave the following message behind with the hope and belief that there will be someone who can find their way to salvation, which can only be in and through his Lord Jesus.
"Dear friends, loving and devoted biological and spiritual families, I leave behind many of you who may weep for me. Please do not! I have gone to a much better place where there are no tears, pain, suffering and especially, sin. My Lord Jesus has found it in my best interest to call me home and I go willingly and eagerly with happiness in my heart. If you must mourn and endure sorrow because I leave a void in your lives, that is normal and acceptable. I cannot, nor will I, ask you do to otherwise.
For those of you reading this who do not know Jesus as your personal Savior, it is not too late. It will never be too late as long as you are able to draw a breath of life, which is a gift from God and can come only come from God. The problem is, none of you know when the time will be when you do draw that last breath. It could be in the next moment - it could be years from now. Do you really want to gamble on which one it will be? God says in His Holy Word, 'Now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation.' 2 Corinthians 6:2b.
I beseech you, seek Him with all your heart and strength and mind, not tomorrow, but today while you still can. He will accept you just as He accepted me so many years ago and changed my life from wandering in the desert land of sin and imprisonment by the devious workings of Satan himself, to a life filled with joy and peace, basking in the love of my Father, God. From that time in April of 1984, I have lived my life forgiven of sin. Not absence of sin, but forgiven of sin. While I lived, I had the assuring Word of God that upon my death to the life I had on earth that I would go to heaven to be with Him for eternity. I am now home!
Jesus will do for you what He has done for me. You need only to ask. He will hear. He will be there. Come just as you are at this moment and you will find Him waiting for you. There is sin in your life and you may eel that you are too "far gone" and there is no way that He will forgive you now. Jesus doesn't expect you to "clean up" before you ask for forgiveness, for that is impossible for you to do on your own. Come to Him just as you are. He will do the rest. I know this is true, for that is exactly what He did for me. Trust me as I put to paper my last written words. It is said that a death-bed confession is the most reliable of confessions. Therefore, you can trust in my last writing and belief. Come to Him. He is waiting to save you. 'Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.' Romans 10:13.
Simply say this prayer: 'Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe you died for my sins. Right now I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and life. I receive You as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank you for now saving me. Amen.'
If you prayed that simple prayer with sincerity and have belief and faith as you said it that Jesus will save you, you are saved from eternal damnation to a life throughout eternity with God. If it seems simple, it is! Now it's your choice, which will it be?
What I have done in this life isn't important. What jobs I've had, what achievements or successes I've accomplished, what time of service in the U.S.M.C. or anything else is not more important than my salvation and I want to somehow convey that to others. It is my last chance to witness for our beloved Savior and Lord."