Hometown: Lexington, KY (Henry Clay)
Date of Birth: October 18, 1917
Date of Death: March 6, 1961
Legal Name: James Rice Walker
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Game by Game Statistics
1936-37: All-SEC [Second Team]; All-SEC Tournament
Post-UK Career Notes:
Served in the Military
Obituary - J. Rice Walker Is Found Dead, Lexington Herald (March 8, 1961)
His body was found about 7:30 a.m. yesterday in a cottage on Lake Cumberland near Russell Springs. He apparently had fallen down a flight of steps in the cottage.
A native of Lexington, he was a son of the late J. Rice and Mary Wether Walker. He attended Henry Clay High School and was graduated from the University of Kentucky.
While at the University, he was captain of the basketball team, president of the senior class, president of the SAE social fraternity and in Who's Who.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, having served with the infantry for two years in Italy. He was a member of the Central Christian Church and a former insurance executive in Lexington.
Survivors are a son, Jimmy Walker, Tucson, Ariz.; and four aunts, Mrs. Martha Author, and Mrs. Dolly Fornach, both of Covington; Mrs. Tom Weathers, Lexington, and Mrs. Ivan Kelly, Indianapolis.
The body will be brought to the W.R. Milward Mortuary - Broadway.
J. Rice Walker Lexington Herald (March 9, 1961)
Services for J. Rice Walker, 43, former University of Kentucky basketball player and former Lexington insurance executive, will be conducted at 3 p.m. today at the W.R. Milward Mortuary - Broadway by the Rev. Thomas C. Polk. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery.
Bearers will be William H. Harper, Vince G. Ricci, Leslie P. Lester, Dudley Link, Roger Baker, William D. Leet and Ray Tuttle.