James Robert Walkup
James "Jim" Robert Walkup, age 94, passed away on December 23, 2019 at the E.T. York Hospice in Gainesville, Fl. Mr. Walkup was raised in McIntosh, Fl and grew up during the Great Depression. He served in the armed forces in World War II and Korea. He graduated from Gainesville High School, the University of Florida and Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta. He served as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Live Oak from 1957-1982, and the Community Presbyterian Church in Live Oak from 1982 to 1996. He was very active in the Live Oak community serving on many boards and committees. He also served as pastor of the Community Presbyterian Church in McIntosh, Fl for 11 years after leaving Live Oak for a total of almost 50 years of serving the Lord and people. He was married to Martha McKemie Walkup, who taught in the Suwannee county school system, for 65 years. He is survived by John (Donna) Walkup of Tallahassee, Rev. David(Teri) Walkup of Melbourne Beach and Mary (Walkup) Olive of Charlotte, N.C. He also had 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Memorial gifts may be sent to the Community Presbyterian Church of Live Oak or McIntosh or to the charity of your choice. Services will be held on January 4, 2020 at the Community Presbyterian Church in McIntosh, Fl. at 11am.
Published on January 1, 2020


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