J. Charles Walker

Published 4:47 pm Tuesday, June 6, 2017

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants. Truly I am your servant, Lord; I serve you just as my mother did; You have freed me from my chains.” Psalms 116: 15-16.
J. Charles Walker “Uncle Charlie,” 82, of Gray, Tenn., went home Tuesday, June 6, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Elbert and Hattie Walker.
Uncle Charlie most recently served at Greenvale Missionary Baptist Church. He retired from Feldman Enterprises as a regional manager. During his 30+ year career, he opened the first Arby’s restaurant, in Akron, Ohio. He was a former resident of Copley, Ohio where he was very active in his church including Sunday School Superintendent, Deacon, Children’s Church Leader and more. He found joy in serving and was especially passionate showing the love of Jesus to younger generations in his church and community. Uncle Charlie loved spending time with his great-nieces and nephews. He was loved by all of them. He retired to Gray in 2000 and lived on the family farm with his wife.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was the love of his life, Ann Copas Walker; his brother, Samuel “Bud” Walker; three half brothers; a half sister; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Charlie is survived by two sisters, Margaret Hyder and Louise Hardin, both of Elizabethton; one brother, Lynn “Junior” Walker and wife, Sharon, of Gray; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at Gray Funeral Home or anytime at the home of Lynn and Sharon Walker. Services will follow at 7 p.m. at Gray Funeral Home with Rev. Lloyd Jones and Rev. Travis Shaffer officiating.
Gray Funeral Home is proud to serve the Walker family. www.grayfuneralhome.net

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