William George Walker

Born in Franklin, TN on October 10, 1949

Departed on April 14, 2013 and resided in Bon Aqua, TN

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Remembering Billy
William George Walker was born October 10th, 1949 in a small stone building near downtown Franklin which, at the time, served as the community's hospital. The oldest of five children, Billy left High School during his senior year to help support his family after the untimely death of his father, William Deward Walker, whose passing and absence he privately grieved for much of his life. He was a humble, yet hard-working man of few words with plumbing skills that faithfully served the urgent needs of others, day or night, for over a quarter-century.
He was fascinated by wildlife, often tormenting loved ones at will with those infamous squirrel noises he learned while hunting them in the woods as a boy. He loved the quiet beauty of a fishing pond and family farm almost as much as the roar of a racetrack with Dale Earnhardt in the lead. He had trophies and awards of his own that he won at numerous car shows around the area with the pride and joy of his retirement years - an early 1970s Ford Maverick that he bought in Bristol, Tennessee and meticulously restored with the help of his brothers, which served as a therapeutic diversion from the cancer that troubled him late in life - a seven year struggle that ended peacefully on April 14th, 2013 at 8:15PM.
He is survived by his mother, Ethel Vivian Walker - two sisters, Cynthia Ann Mangrum and Lisa Louise Proctor - two brothers, Ronald Deward Walker and Philip Wayne Walker and six children: Bill Walker, Michael Walker, Vickie Walker Allen, Lisa Walker Schmid, Cory Walker and Lindsey Walker Cadle.
Today's service is officiated by Greg Mangrum.
Music by Ronnie Rigsby and Ricky Mangrum.
Pallbearers: Chester Hardy, Tommy Baker, Bobby Anderson, Paul Proctor, Ricky Mangrum and Terry Mangrum.

6 Comments to William George Walker

  1. Lynn Roach
    April 16, 2013 12:00 am

    Lisa, my heart and prayers are with you and your family. I am glad I got to meet Billy several years ago, he had a heart bigger than life itself. He is with his Maker, we are to celebrate with him. I am here for you. I love you, my precious friend.

  2. Rosie Warren
    April 17, 2013 12:00 am

    May God Bless you all. We are praying for everyone to get through this sad time. love you all. Rosie Warren

  3. Rosie Warren
    April 17, 2013 12:00 am

    May God Bless you all. We are praying for everyone to get through this sad time. love you all. Rosie Warren

  4. Julie and Gary
    April 17, 2013 12:00 am

    Gary and I are sad to hear of Billy’s passing, there are never words to let go of a precious soul that is part of the family. We know he is with the Lord and in that there is great comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today.

    Love

    Julie and Gary

  5. Donna Horsewood
    April 17, 2013 12:00 am

    Lisa,
    My condolences to you and your family. You and your family are in my prayers.

  6. Bonnie Wood
    June 12, 2013 12:00 am

    Hi my name is Bonnie Wood and I jut found out that Billy passed away in April.
    I worked with Billy @ Myers Plumbing in Nashville for about 15 years.
    I wanted to let you know how said I am to find out Billy passed away, in those 15 years Billy as one of the nicest people I have ever met, he was a kind and loving soul, and I like to think that Billy though of me as a good friend.
    I believe the world was a better place because Billy was in it.