Obituary – Walker, William O. (Bill), 1993

William O. (Bill) Walker Jr., 71, of Moretz Circle, Clinton, died May 26 at his home of an apparent heart attack.

He was born Sept. 7, 1921, in Knoxville, to William O. Walker Sr. and Lucille Godfrey Walker.

A veteran of World War II, he served as an officer in the Pacific Campaign with the Army Air Force.

Mr. Walker was the owner of Walker Chevrolet Co., Inc., in Clinton for several years. The first dealership was located on the corner of Clinch Avenue and South Main Street in the old Triangle Motor Co. building in 1948. He built a new garage on South Main Street in 1956. Walker sold the business of George Krebs in 1969. He also owned several car washes in the Knoxville/Oak Ridge area and retired in 1982.

Mr. Walker was an avid fisherman.

He was a member of Wallace Memorial Baptist Church for 22 years and served as the director of the Adult 5 Sunday School Department.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce McGraw Walker; sons, Ott Walker and wife Lisa, of Fountain City, and John Walker of Dallas, TX; daughters, Janie Walker of Atlanta, Sara Beth Warne and husband, Col. Douglas Warne, of Nashville, Becky Marable and husband, Larry, of Ogden, Utah, Katie Bolduc and husband, Gary, of Fountain City, and Diane Boyer and husband, Daryl, of Powell; sisters, Margaret Schantz and husband, Fran, of Fountain City, Bess King and husband, Frank, of Chattanooga, and Mary Bush and husband, Jim, of Fountain City; mother, Lucille Walker Miller of Knoxville, and eight grandchildren.

Services were held Friday night at Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Dr. Jim McCluskey officiating. Graveside services were Saturday at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.

Source: Clinton Courier News 30/31 May 1993

[Submitted by Brenda Foster]

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