Drue June Walker was born June 18, 1938, in Combs, the daughter of Gus and Mary (Patrick) Lackey. She died July 10, 2022, in Huntsville at the age of 84. She enjoyed time in the outdoors camping and fishing, but especially loved to quilt and then give them to her family members.

She was preceded in death by her husband, JD Walker, two brothers; three sisters; and a daughter-in-law, Debra Hill-Smith.  

She is survived by her brother, Jimmy Lackey and wife, Gloria, of Fayetteville; three sons, Randall Smith and wife, Joanne, of Goshen, Afton Smith of Witter, Charles Smith and wife, Laura, of Witter; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; one great-great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for our beloved mother will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 16, at the Combs Cemetery Community Building.  Visitation will begin at 9 a.m.  

Interment will follow at the Combs Cemetery.

The following tribute, “My Mother’s Poem,” was written by Randall Smith:

My mother was one of a kind

She liked to tell her stories that each of you all

Has heard at least one hundred times

Now that she is gone

I sure am going to miss her phone calls

It was every morning, and every night

To make sure we were all alright

Now Mother, no more pain

Look at what you have gained

Streets of gold, and you will never have to worry

About growing old

Now you are in a place with the river of life

I can only imagine the beauty is out of sight

There with Jesus hand in hand

 Know He will be leading you thru the promised land

Goodbye, Mom, you will be missed down here

But me and my two brothers

Will catch up with you in our future years

Arrangements are with Heritage Funeral Home, heritageofnwa.com.