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 on December 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 October 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, NC, during which he owned Walker Realty and Walker Construction, and he was an owner and partner of GMAC Town & 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 Realtor of the Year Award and Home Builder of the Year 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 ASU, 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 couldnt 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 didnt 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 Samaritans Purse. Charles most recently served as a faithful member of Perkinsville Baptist Church. It didnt 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, Florida; 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, January 4, at Perkinsville Baptist Church located at 274 Jefferson Road, Boone, NC, with the Reverend Seth Norris presiding. The visitation will begin at 12:30 pm, and the funeral will be held at 2 pm. A special thanks to Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & 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 Street, Boone, NC 28607.
GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME, AND ALL THE TIME, GOD IS GOOD!