Donald Walker Obituary

Donald Greer Walker
Donald Greer Walker

August 14, 1925 - July 1, 2018
Born in Maryville, TN
Resided in Maryville, TN
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Donald Greer Walker, age 92, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on July 1, 2018, at Blount Memorial Hospital of Maryville, TN. Don was born to Ruth Boring and Troy Walker of Friendsville, in 1925. He was a graduate of Friendsville High School and received his Bachelor of Science Degree of Economics from Maryville College. He did his post graduate work at Colorado College in Economics, and Agriculture at the University of Tennessee. Following graduation, he served in the United States Army where he served in the Army Special Services.

Don worked for the USDA as the State Director for the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service and raised cattle in the Big Spring community. Don served both his community and his church in many capacities throughout his life. A member of New Providence Presbyterian Church for 50 years serving on numerous committees, many community positions including many years on the Maryville City Council, First Tennessee Bank Board, Blount County Library Board, Beautiful Blount, Nashville Chamber of Commerce, Blount County Chamber of Commerce, Maryville Kiwanis and the Blount County and Tennessee Livestock Association.

He is known for his generosity and kindness, his love for people and his community, and his ability to light up a room with his presence. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Troy and Ruth Walker; son, Donald Gary Walker; sister, Martha Ruth Walker Honaker; and brother-in-law, Lombe Scott Honaker II.

His is survived by his wife of 65 years, Hilda Roberts Walker. Other survivors include his son, Troy Rob Walker (Michel) of Friendsville; granddaughters, Sarah Walker Delpy (JJ) of Atlanta; Shelby Walker McCulla (Johnathan) of Maryville; and Robi Kristine Walker of Friendsville; niece, Julia Honaker Beeson (Rick); nephew, Lombe Scott Honaker III (Barbie); and multiple great nieces and nephews.

A receiving of friends is scheduled for Saturday, July 7th from 4-6 p.m. at McCammon-Ammons-Click Chapel, Maryville. The funeral service will follow with Rev. J. Steven Musick officiating. Family and friends will meet at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 8th, at Big Spring Cemetery for the interment service.

The family expresses their gratitude to the Staff of Blount Memorial Hospital and Asbury Assisted Living.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Big Spring Cemetery, 237 Meadow Road, Friendsville, TN 37737.

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Visitation
McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home
220 W. Broadway Ave.
Maryville, TN US 37801
Saturday, July 7, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Service
McCammon-Ammons-Click Chapel
220 W. Broadway Ave.
Maryville, TN US 37801
Saturday, July 7, 2018
6:00 PM
Burial
Big Springs Presbyterian Cemetery
114 Meadow Road
Friendsville, Tennessee United States 37737
Sunday, July 8, 2018
2:00 PM