Walker Fielder, a University of Mississippi student who was also part of the Ole Miss sorority, died from a hit-and-run on Sunday, Oct 16, 2022, a day after his 21st birthday. Fielder graduated from Jackson Academy in 2020. Walker was an outstanding young man who was a leader in his fraternity at Ole Miss. His principals in the sorority represented all that the men of Sigma Chi aspire to be. He will be remembered as a loyal person, considerate, and loved by all his brothers, staff, and alumni who had the good fortune to know him. His legacy will live on with the exceptional pledge class he helped create as Rush Chairman for the 2021/22 academic year.
Walker Fielder Family
Walker and his family were active members of Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson, MS. One of Walker’s high school Disciple Group Leaders says he had the privilege to walk alongside him in his faith journey from 6th through 12th grade.
Walker took his faith seriously, and he truly valued the time he spent with family and friends. At this time, we ask that you join us in condolences to Walker’s family, friends, classmates, and all those who knew and loved him.
Walker Fielder Death & Cause
Walker Fielder was killed, and Blanche Williamson, of Raleigh, North Carolina, was critically injured in the hit-and-run parking lot behind Oxford City Hall on Sunday, Oct 16. The Oxford police have already arrested Seth Garron Rokitka and Tristan Holland, both from Collierville, Tennessee, in connection with the crash. Rokitka’s truck, which was found wrecked in Marshall County, has been recovered and impounded, police said.
Tributes have been powering thick and fast as people mourn the passing of Walker. “One thing that stands out to me is his sensational smile. He always had it on his face and never met a stranger. Everyone loved him,” said Barry Burks, a representative for the Fielder family. “He was friendly, and the kind of guy people wanted to be around.”
Burks said the Ole Miss junior was a Sigma Chi fraternity leader and a Jackson Academy graduate.
“He was loyal, considerate, and loved by all his brothers, staff, and alumni who had the good fortune to know him,” Burks said.