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Sylus Walker Jr.

September 20, 2018

Mr. Sylus Walker Jr.  age 85 of Halls, TN was born February 20, 1933 to his parents Sylus Sr. and Flora Walker.  He  passed away peacefully  at his home of September 20, 2018 with his loving family by his side. 

He retired from Ford Motor Company in 1990 after working 33 ½ years.  He loved hunting, fishing and gardening.  After living and working in Michigan and Ohio for 50 years he came back home to Tennessee.  He was a member of the Emory Valley Missionary Baptist Church.  He was a loving husband, father, grandpa and great grandpa.

He is preceded in death by his :

Parents, Step mother, and one step brother, one step sister, two brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his: 

Wife:  Wanda G. Neely Walker

Son:  Lowell Dean and wife Analise Walker

Granddaughter:  Shauna Alise Walker

Grandson:  Shay Thomas Walker and Starr Huml

Great Granddaughter:  Faith Huml all of Knoxville, TN

Sisters:  Margaret Young of Morristown, TN

              Priscilla Walton of New Tazewell, TN

Brother:  David Walker  and wife Gladys of Westland, MI

One step sister and one step brother 

Several nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends. 

The family will receive friends Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 1 PM till 3 PM with funeral services to follow at 3 PM in the Claiborne-Overholt Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Richard Nicely  and Rev. Dale Parker officiating. Music will be provided by Linda Nicely.

Graveside services will be held Monday, September 24, 2018 at 11AM in the Fairview Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Shay Walker, Larry Jones, David McMillan, Jeff Neely,

                     Dale Parker and Larry Neely

Honorary Pallbearers: Wayland Neely, Zach Neely, Shawna Walker, Starr Huml and

                                     Kenneth McMahan

The family would like to thank Amedisys Hospice for their professional care and kindness during this time.

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

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