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Friday August 5th, 2022
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Don William Walker

Don William Walker 73 of Sylva went to his Heavenly home August 2nd. Don was a native of Vance county, North Carolina, but had resided in Jackson county since 1970. He was the son of the late Sally Jo Harris and Warren Percy Walker. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister Gale Walker Collier and a nephew.

Don never met a stranger. He was an avid deer hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed talking and cooking for everyone at deer camp. He retired from Verizon telephone company after 38 years.

Don loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and spending time with them.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Barbara Gass Walker. Children, Julie and Ben Henson, David and Kristie Walker and Anthony and Melissa Walker. Grandchildren, Erika and Cody Luther, Sarah and Spencer Norris, Wesley and Logan Walker, Warren, Tobias and Corbin Walker. Great grandchildren, Delilah, Casen and Caislee Luther and Aubree Norris. He is also survived by his brother and sister in laws, Gloria and Wayne Burrell and Ronnie and Karen Gass, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, August 5th from 6:00-8:00pm at Appalachian Funeral Home. The funeral will be Saturday, August 6th at 12:00pm at Appalachian Funeral Home.

An online registry is available at: www.appalachianfuneralservices.com  Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, NC is serving the family. 

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A candle was lit in memory of Don Walker

Joyce Fisher Aug 15 2022 11:23 PM

I’m so sorry about Don. Love you all. Sending love and prayers.

Pauline Beck Aug 12 2022 10:52 AM

Don was a great friend and hunting buddy. He taught me so much, was always there to help, and made the hunting club a fun place to be. I'll always remember Don and I'm so thankful to have so many great memories. No matter what was going on we were always laughing. I'll never go hunting again without reflecting on several of my buddies I've lost, Don being at the top of the list. We're all really going to miss him.

Bruce Aug 11 2022 8:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Don Walker

Clifton & Christine Fisher Aug 11 2022 3:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Don Walker

Buddy & Irene Brooks Aug 6 2022 7:18 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Don Walker

Jennifer Henson Sink Aug 6 2022 2:10 PM

Is this my USMC friend ? Condolences and prayers.

Steve Bryson Aug 6 2022 12:19 PM

So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Don was a good man and friend. RIP Don

Joyce Childers DuPree Aug 6 2022 8:50 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Don Walker

Jeff Carpenter Aug 6 2022 1:26 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Don Walker

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