Charles Oliver Walker, Jr., MSG-US Army-Retired of Lutz, Florida and Fayetteville, North Carolina died in the James A. Haley VA Hospital, Tampa, Florida on August 19, 2012 from a service connected disability. MSG Walkers graveside funeral will be 10:30 AM, Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at the Georgia National Cemetery, 1080 Veterans Cemetery Road, Canton, Georgia 30114 (Phone # 770-479-9300) with Reverend Larry Decard and the United States Army Honors Funeral Team to officiate. Please meet at the cemetery between 10:00 AM and service time.
A native of Columbus, Georgia and a retired US Army Ranger that served our nation for 21 years, MSG Walker graduated from Spencer High School in Columbus, Georgia and received a Bachelor Degree from Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He was of the Baptist faith. During the time he served tours of duty at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Augsburg, Germany; two tours of duty in Vietnam and Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he retired in 1981. Charles was awarded the Solider's Medal; Purple Heart; Bronze Star Medal with V Device and two Oak Leaf Clusters; Meritorious Service Medal; Ranger Tab; Army Commendation Medal with the V Device and One Oak Leaf Cluster; Air Medal; Good Conduct Meal (7th Award); Drill Sergeant Identification Badge; Army Service Ribbon; National Defense Service Medal; Combat Infantryman Badge; Master Parachutist Badge; Meritorious Unit Commendation; NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3); Overseas Service Ribbon (1); Vietnam Service Medal; Vietnam Campaign Medal; Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm and a Vietnam Civil Actions Citation. Charles was a "Barrel Chested Freedom Fighter" and a lifetime member of Kappa Alpha Psi. He will be remembered by many as Coach Walker and for his devotion to Pop Warner sports and his love of fishing.
He leaves a family to cherish his memories; his wife, Faustina Walker of Fayetteville, North Carolina; his son, Charles O. Walker III and his wife, Claudia of Greensboro, North Carolina; his three daughters; Gwendolyn C. Walker of Atlanta, Georgia; Jacqueline Walker of Fayetteville, North Carolina and Lisa Walker of Fayetteville, North Carolina and his four grandchildren: Charles O. Walker IV, Carmen Walker, Megan Chesley and Heather Chesley and a host of cousins, nephews, nieces and many friends and love ones. Charles was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Clifford Walker.
Please send all floral arrangements directly to the cemetery, prior to services or too Ingram Funeral Home, 210 Ingram Avenue, Cummings, Georgia 30040 and they will transport them to the cemetery..
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