JOHN WALKER: To lie in state at Capitol.

Funeral arrangements are set for state Rep. John W. Walker of Little Rock, the civil rights lawyer who died Monday at 82.

A spokesman for Ruffin and Jarrett, the funeral home that will be overseeing arrangements, said Walker’s body will lie in state at the state Capitol from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

A family visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Walker’s church, Wesley Chapel United Methodist on the campus of Philander Smith College.


The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mark’s Baptist Church on West 12th Street. It has a larger auditorium.

Burial is expected to be in Walker’s hometown of Hope, but details weren’t available today. Ruffin and Jarrett said flowers are welcome, but in lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Philander Smith College or the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, where Walker earned a bachelor’s degree.