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Oct. 6, 1944-Dec. 31, 2013

BOONE -- God is good all the time, and all the time, God is good!

In his infinite mercy and grace, God carried his faithful servant, Charles Garrett Walker Jr., to his eternal home Dec. 31, 2013.

Betty, the love of his life for 48 years, and also known as "Dear," was by his side, as well as family and close friends.

Born Oct. 6, 1944, the only child of Charles G. and Melba J. Walker Sr., his life was filled with titles and responsibilities, love and laughter and more importantly his Lord.

Charles graduated from Goldsboro High School in 1962, and from Campbell College in 1965.

His working career was centered in Goldsboro, N.C., during which he owned Walker Realty and Walker Construction, and he was an owner and partner of GMAC Town and Country Real Estate.

He previously served as president of the Goldsboro Board of Realtors and the National Association of Home Builders for Wayne County, and he was a multiple recipient of the Realtor of the Year award and the Home Builder of the Year award for Wayne County.

He also served as charter president of the Adamsville Lions Club while residing in Goldsboro.

During his retirement years in Boone, Charles enjoyed golf, going to the beach, working with the college students at Appalachian State University and driving a bus for AppalCart.

One of his favorite stories was how he got the bus stuck in a turn, which was not surprising to his frequent passengers and family. We tried to tell him he couldn't drive.

Charles always laughed his way through goof-ups, loved practical jokes and was quite the character at his family reunions.

No one remained a stranger to Charles, and everyone along his path has a "Charles Story" to tell.

Yet, it was his biblical character that will always be remembered by all. Charles never cared about the titles, and he certainly didn't care about computers and social media. He was about true relationships, his family and his work for the Lord, which included serving as a Sunday school teacher, deacon and chairman of the board of deacons for both Madison Avenue Baptist Church in Goldsboro and Greenway Baptist Church in Boone.

He was involved in many mission trips with Samaritan's Purse.

Charles most recently served as a faithful member of Perkinsville Baptist Church.

It didn't matter what hat Charles wore, what company he owned and operated or whatever award he received, he just wanted to save people and bring them to Christ. It was his mission and his legacy.

As he enters an eternal new year with his Lord, he would want you to enter a new life by accepting his grace. Renew your life, and come join his party!

Charles is survived by his wife, Betty Faye Blalock Walker; his parents, Charles G. and Melba J. Walker Sr., of Winston-Salem; son, Charles G. "Garry" Walker III and wife, Amy, of Morrisville; son, S. Brian Walker and wife, Theresa, of Swansboro; grandchildren, Charles Garrett Walker IV, Megan Wrenn and Mya Wrenn; very close friends, Mitch and Nelda Mishoe of Milton, Fla.; his much beloved and large Blalock family; and his many cousins.

His dog, Bogey, will certainly miss his master.

The visitation and funeral will be held Saturday, Jan. 4, at Perkinsville Baptist Church, located at 274 Jefferson Road, Boone, N.C., with the Rev. Seth Norris presiding. The visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m., and the funeral will be held at 2 p.m.

A special thanks to Austin and Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory for helping the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for the construction of the prayer garden at Perkinsville Baptist Church. Donations can be mailed to the address above or online at www.perkinsvillebaptistchurch.com. Donations can also be made to Hope Pregnancy Resource Center, 208 Howard St., Boone, N.C., 28607.

God is good all the time, and all the time, God is good!

Online condolences may be shared with the Walker family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.

Austin and Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Walker family.


Published in Obituaries on January 2, 2014 1:47 PM