Saturday, January 28, 2023

Mementos Landscape Makeshift Memorial for Walker Atkinson

On a handmade wooden cross rests cans of chewing tobacco, shotgun shells, a ball cap, and a spark plug. At the foot of the cross sits a styrofoam cooler holding fresh-cut flowers,

Since the tragic death of Walker Atkinson August 28th, 2016, a makeshift memorial on Old Sardis Road has sprung up at the scene of the deadly one-car crash.

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Momentos important to Walker Atkinson line a wooden cross along Old Sardis Road. (Photo by Ed Meek)

Signs and mementos landscape the site in honor of the 14-year-old Lafayette County Middle School where Atkinson lost control of his vehicle.

Friends and family say his best friend was James “Booger” Durham. Durham taught him to drive a tractor, fix anything that was broken, wrangle cows and more.

As HottyToddy.com previously reported Walker enjoyed the time he spent with Booger farming.

Walker Atkinson
(Photo by Ed Meek)
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(Photo by Ed Meek)

Walker was an eighth-grade student at Lafayette Middle School. The makeshift memorial reflects the fact that he enjoyed being outdoors and spent as much time as he could on a tractor, cutting, raking and baling hay.

Russ Jones is the Editor-In-Chief for HottyToddy.com. He can be reached at russ.jones@hottytoddy.com.

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