Judy Dancy Walker

November 29, 1948 ~ June 12, 2022 (age 73)


Judy Carol Dancy Walker was born to Claude Rex Dancy and Sue Yates Dancy on November 29, 1948.  She Was the oldest of three daughters. 

She graduated from West Wilkes High School in 1967.  She married her long time boyfriend, Raymond Junior Walker upon his return to the United States after his injury in the Vietnam War.  Judy worked for various Wilkes County companies upon her early years, such as Blue Ridge Shoe and Holly Farms/Tyson. 

Later, she attended Beautician School to become a licensed beautician and set up a shop in her own home and ran her own business, all while working for doctors such at Hal Hawkins and Duane Smith. 

Later she went to work for Wilkes Regional Medical Center becoming a Certified Respiratory Therapist.  Not only did she work in Wilkes, but worked at Iredell Memorial in Statesville and the hospital in Alleghany County.  Later she worked for Lincare for several years.  Her last work was at North Wilkesboro Elementary School, where she worked as a foster parent.  She absolutely loved that job, because she loved children so much. 

Even though she was unable to have children of her own, she adopted Lori Walker Mastin (Keith), Robert Jeffrey Walker (Angela).  Tammy Walker-deceased and Janet Sparks-deceased.  She also raised Ricky Bare (Theresa) and Jerry Whittington (Tamera).  Out of her adopted children, this gave her fifteen grandkids and four great grandkids. 

Judy was always so much fun to be around; therefore, had numerous friends!.  From high school days she, along with Gladys Wyatt Roberts (now deceased) Betty Dancy Watson and Judy Nichols Blackburn remained friends going out to eat (all 4 of them) when each had a birthday… 

She was the Bible School Director and Director over the GA’s (Girls in Action) at Haymeadow Baptist Church from the mid-seventies to the early nineties.  Every year she made sure the girls all got to take the trips such as the Asheboro Zoo and Gatlinburg, TN just to name a few.  She drove that old converted school bus up mountain tops to log cabins or wherever they were going.  She also did spaghetti suppers and other things to raise enough money that no child had to pay. 

She made many great lifetimes friends from Haymeadow who she loved dearly and they loved her back just as much.  However, she left to join Oak Grove Baptist Church in the early nineties.  

As a teenager she had many parties right in the basement of her parents home.  Having a first cousin whom played in a band gave ample opportunity for them to practice and Judy and friends could have parties.  She could get a chain going doing the locomotion, the jerk and other popular dances back in the sixties. 

She could also make a piano talk, as the saying goes!  She could play anything she wanted to play by ear, just like her Mom. 

A great cook and could sew anything she wanted by cutting her own pattern out of an old newspaper, etc. 

Left to cherish her memory are her sisters; Janie Farmer (Richard) and Betty Jo Walsh-Lovette (Nea0) and many nieces and nephews.  Rick Laws, Tim Laws, David Farmer, Starlynn Reeves and Neil Walsh, one aunt, Iva-Dean Lovette, and a special sister-in-law; Judy Holbrook (Mike). 

A special fur baby, Miss Molly Sue. 

Thank you for all the love and care given to Judy while at Atrium!.  It takes a special person to do what your entire staff does very day! 

Viewing at Reins-Sturdivant Wednesday, June 15, 2022 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.  Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Oak Grove Baptist Church. 

Pallbearers:  Jonathan Walker, Jessie Walker, Cory Walker, Tim Laws, John Gamble, Ken Wayne 

We thank you for loving Judy enough to help us out.  We love you and pray God’s Blessings on you. 

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Wilkes, PO box 306, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.     

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June 15, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home
270 Armory Road, P.O. Box 1428
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Funeral Service
June 16, 2022

3:00 PM
Oak Grove Baptist Church
Oak Grove Church Road
Millers Creek, NC 28651

Interment following service
June 16, 2022

Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery-Millers Creek
Oak Grove Church Road
Millers Creek, NC 28651


Humane Society of Wilkes
PO Box 306, North Wilkesboro NC 28659
Tel: 1-336-838-9588

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