December 30, 2020 at 1:20 p.m.
Joseph is survived by his husband of 30 years, Dr. James K. Barry of Rancho Mirage, his father Joseph M. Walker Jr. and his brother Connally James Walker of Lafayette, LA.
Joseph was preceded in death by his mother Ardyce Nix Walker.
Joseph was born February 16, 1966 in Alexandria, VA. As a young man, Joe worked at the original Popeye’s Chicken, then as a server at Arno’s and Commander’s Palace in New Orleans French Quarter. After meeting James on Ash Wednesday in 1990, Joseph came for a visit to CA later that year, and chose to make it his home.
Joe worked hard and relished the opportunity to touch the lives of so many people as he grew his career at Hazelden Betty Ford Center spanning 13 years, where he managed patient access coordination for the West Coast Region.
Joe will be missed always and all-ways.