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George Jefferson Walker


Mr. George Jefferson Walker, Gray, TN passed away Monday, June 29, 2020 at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center at the age of 94.
Mr. Walker was born in Old Butler, TN on December 4, 1925, to Glenn Glasco Walker and Leona Lou Dugger Walker.
George graduated from Watauga Academy in 1943 and served in the U.S. Navy Air Corp from March 1944 to June 1946. He received a B.S. Degree in Higher Accounting from Steed College in May 1949. There he met and married Wilda Frye on August 20, 1947. They have been active members of Gray United Methodist Church since 1958 where he taught Sunday School until his health failed.
He worked at Mason Dixon Transportation Company for 35 years and Trenway Textiles for 3 years. He served as Director and Treasurer of The Appalachian Fair for 40 years; also, as a member of the Tennessee Association of Fairs, serving as the state President in 1986. Afterwards he was a board member and tour guide for Butler Museum. George enjoyed spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, and gardening; but his greatest love was spending time with his family, especially his granddaughters.
Survivors include his wife of over 72 years, Wilda Frye Walker; son, Kent Walker (Dana) Jonesborough; sister, Mary Ward, Washington College; granddaughters, Morgan, Nashville, TN, and Georgia, Asheville, NC; nephews, Jim Ward and Allen Davis; and several great nieces and cousins.
Graveside services will be conducted 2:00 pm Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Washington County Memory Gardens. Due to Covid-19, there will not be a receiving of friends, but they may sign a register at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Wednesday from 11:00-1:30 prior to the graveside.
Active pallbearers will be Jim Slagle, Joe Frazier, Jim Ward, Jacob Adkins, John Baker, Allen Davis and Floyd Robertson. Honorary pallbearers will be men of Gray United Methodist Church.
Memorial donations may be made to Gray United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 8068, Gray, TN 37615 or Butler Museum P.O. Box 261, Butler, TN 37640.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to the doctors and all the staff at the VA Medical Center for their care over the years and to his church family and friends for their love and support.

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Wren Haren
George was one of the most kind person's I've ever met. He treated everyone with the same respect. He will be missed. I regret I wasn't able to pay my respects. Thinking of the entire family.
Darrell &Mae Tegtmeyer
You will be sorely missed George! You were an exceptional Sunday School teacher
Patricia Shipley
So very sorry to hear of George's passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm sure Mom & Dad greeted him as he went home. Love you all.
Charlotte Brown stafford
I feel so blessed to have known this wonderful Christian man. His life was lived for others. He will be greatly missed. Love and prayers to the family.
Becky Hamley Cox
Wilda, Kent, Dana, Morgan, Georgia and family - George was like a brother to our parents, Rush and Annie Hamley, they loved spending time and traveling with him and Wilda and were always happy to see and talk to them. Now, they can celebrate in heaven together! We have know each other for so long that it seems like we are family! It is wonderful that he lived such a good, long and Godly life and was able to touch so many other people's lives as he traveled through this world. I know he will be greatly missed by each of you. Our prayers are for your peace and strength as you move forward without him. Love from Knoxville, TN.
Ed & Joyce Johnston
George was a fine man, an asset to his community. He will be missed by all who knew him. Wilda you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers, sorry for your loss. Ed & Joyce Johston
Janet Head Jones
Wilda, Kent, Dana & family you are in my prayers & thoughts. I remember your kindness & love shown to us when, daddy & mom passed. My heart goes out to you all in your lost of George.
Janet Head Jones
Wilda, Kent, Dana & family you are in my prayers & thoughts. I remember your kindness & love shown to us when, daddy & mom passed. My heart goes out to you all in your lost of George.
Todd & Angie Tipton
We are so sorry for your loss, and want you to know that we will be praying for strength, peace, and comfort for you and your family. I always enjoyed seeing Mr. Walker he was such a sweet and pleasant gentleman, always with a smile. I know he will be missed.
Kathy Ferguson
Dear Kent and family, We are so sorry for your loss and will hold you and your entire family in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless and keep you in his care.
Terry & Teresa Head
Mr. Walker will truly be missed by all, I remember growing up and spending a lot of time at his house playing with Kent and others, he was always encouraging and soft spoken to all of us . Love to Mrs. Walker, Kent and the rest of the family. May God Bless you all !
Dona & Chuck Lewis
Kent & Dana, We are so sorry for your loss. Your dad seems to have been a man we would have loved to meet. He lived a long life and we're sure he will be missed. God Bless you all.
Earl and Mikki Henley
We are so sorry for your loss. Please let us know if we can do anything during this time.
Patsy Herron
Praying for the family during this time of loss. George was a wonderful person that made me feel welcome each time I came in contact with him at church or in his home.
Carole and Foye Webb
We offer our prayers of thanksgiving for a life well-lived and send our sympathies and love to Wilda, Kent and Dana, and the rest of the family.
Teresa Weber, Bill Hamilton, Jane Hamilton
Thank you, George, for preparing our hearts for God through your many Sunday School classes. You have always been there to show love and care for us.