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Rev. George C. Walker

January 17, 2021

Rev. George C. Walker age 92 of New Tazewell was born November 19, 1928 and went home to be with the Lord January 17, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. He was a member of Walnut Hill Baptist Church. George joined the Army on the buddy system with his first cousin Ben Walker during the Korean Conflict. He served in the military in Germany as a military policeman. After returning to the states, he surrendered to the call of the ministry and served as pastor in the following churches; Carr’s Branch (twice), Cedar Grove, Cave Springs, Speedwell Academy and Walnut Hill. He also served as the moderator of the Northern Baptist Association multiple times. He held revivals in several churches in the tri-state area. He loved his grandchildren, was an avid gardener and small farmer and a proficient dishwasher.

He was preceded in death by his:

Parents: Frank and Leona Walker

Father and Mother-in-law: Flonza and Bessie Barker

Brothers: Leonard (Anna Mae) Walker, Bill (Lizzie Mae and Lou) Walker and Mylus Walker

Sisters: Ada (Lloyd) Cole and Bonnie (Gene) Bliss

Brothers-in-law: Basil Barker, Corum Keck and Bob Ogle

He is survived by his:

Loving wife of 66 years: Peggy Barker Walker

Son: Gary (Tammy) Walker

Daughter: Donna (Steve) Barnard

Grandchildren: Lance (Mary) Barnard, Brandon (fiancée Makayla) Barnard, Chris (Brittany) Walker, Joshua Barnard, Samantha (Blake) Arnold, Shannon (Joshua) Lieblong and Amy Barnard

Great Grandchildren: Kayla (Josh) Norwood, Matthew Johns, Tyler (Savannah) Johns, Riley Barnard, Cooper Barnard, Landon Barnard, Bryleigh and Isabel Walker, Judah and Hazel Arnold, Audrey and Jacob Lieblong

Brothers: Jay (GiGi) Walker, Bobby (Judy) Walker

Sisters: Dora Keck and Kathleen Ogle

Sisters-in-law: Muriel Walker and Gloria Barker

And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 5 PM till 7 PM with funeral services to follow at 7 PM in the Claiborne-Overholt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lance Barnard, Rev. Ronnie Pressnell and Rev. Kim Collingsworth officiating. Music will be provided David and Stephanie Cole.

Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 10:30 AM in the Fairview Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Grandsons: Lance Barnard, Brandon Barnard, Joshua Barnard, Chris Walker, Joshua Lieblong, Blake Arnold, Matthew Johns, Tyler Johns, Riley Barnard, Cooper Barnard, Landon Barnard

Honorary Pallbearers: Fellow pastors, ministers, and deacons

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Gideon Living Memorial Bible Plan

The family requests that all in attendance please wear a mask or face covering and observe social distancing

~ Claiborne~Overholt Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family ~

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

5:00 - 7:00pm

Claiborne ~ Overholt Funeral Home

1106 TN-33, New Tazewell, TN 37825

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

7:00 - 8:00pm

Claiborne ~ Overholt Funeral Home

1106 TN-33, New Tazewell, TN 37825

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