Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Ole Miss Student Killed in Hit-and-Run

By Alyssa Schnugg

News editor


The funeral arrangements for an Ole Miss student killed Sunday morning after being struck by a pickup truck in Oxford have been announced.

Walker Allen Fielder. Photo via Parkway Funeral Home

Visitation for Walker Allen Fielder will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson, followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m.

Fielder was killed at about 1 a.m. Sunday, just hours after turning 21. He was at the Square with friends celebrating his birthday and the Ole Miss win against Auburn.

While walking in the parking lot behind City Hall, he and his friend, Blanche Williamson, were struck by a pickup that fled the scene. Two men from Collierville have been arrested.

He will be laid to rest in Parkway Memorial Cemetery in Ridgeland. Parkway Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Fielder was pursuing a B.B.A. in Finance at the University of Mississippi and was an active member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.

Williamson, who received serious injuries, was listed in stable condition on Monday at The Med in Memphis.

Seth Rokitka, 24, of Collierville was arrested Monday and charged with one count of manslaughter, one count of aggravated DUI and one count of Duties of Driver Involved in an Accident Resulting in Personal Injury, for leaving the scene.

His bond was set at $1 million.

Tristan Holland, 18, of Collierville, was arrested Sunday afternoon and was charged with accessory after the fact. He is being held in Shelby County and is awaiting extradition back to Oxford.