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Robert Jerome Jerry Walker

Posted By Hall-Wynne On January 26, 2014 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

OXFORD:
Robert Jerome “Jerry” Walker, age 41, died Sunday, January 26, 2014. He was the son of Jane Hedrick Sullins Jesse of Oxford and Robert H. Walker Gayle of Gastonia, NC. Jerry was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, a veteran of the Marine Corps and a tobacco farmer.
Jerry was a graduate of NC State University, where he received a degree in Agricultural Business and Extension. He was a member of the Farm House Fraternity and was the recipient of the Young Farmer Award of Granville County; he also served in several agriculture organizations. He was an astute businessman and loved motor cross.
Memorial services will be conducted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 2:30 PM at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church by Rev. James Pahl. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:15 PM prior to the service in the Parish Hall. A private burial will follow.
Jerry was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, H. D. and Robbie Hedrick; his paternal grandparents, Kay Drew and Franklin Walker. Surviving in addition to his parents is one sister, Robbie Walker Griffin Mike of Waxhaw, NC; a niece, Katie Griffin and a nephew, Jack Griffin and a step-grandmother, Helga Hedrick.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to ALS Association, Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter, 4 North Blount Street, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27601 or the Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd. Suite102, PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057; info@semperfifund.org. or the charity of one’s choice.
The Walker family is under the care of Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home. For online condolences, go to www.hallwynne.com and select obituaries.


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Condolence from Leigh N. Humphries on January 28th, 2014 12:00 am

Jerry and I were in school together and he farmed and lived in the community where I lived for many years. I remember being in high school with Jerry and the many beach trips we had together. Jerry and I had many farming conversations. He was a special person to me. I pray that you the family of Jerry and of God can be at peace. God is in control of all things and has a plan for each of us. You will be in my prayers during this time of pain. Leigh-Bird

Condolence from mary wilks on January 28th, 2014 12:00 am

i knew Jerry in college. i remember he loved tobacco farming! so sad to hear this news and i am sure the family will miss him dearly.

Condolence from Hillman Currin on January 28th, 2014 12:00 am

Jerry was a easy going guy. I enjoyed being around him. Prayers to his family.

Condolence from James Sprouse on January 28th, 2014 12:00 am

Jerry was a true brother to myself and all the brothers at Farm House I will always thank god for the good times and bad times we had together while in college he was always a very caring person I can speak for all in your brother hood to spread your wings and fly brother heaven just gained a great man. a good name is rather to be chosen than great riches and your a true example my brother RIP my brother

Condolence from Sandra Morgan Channa on January 28th, 2014 12:00 am

Jerry was a gentleman, proud of his heritage, family and who he was. I did not know that he was sick or would have visited him. Jerry had a beautiful smile, a great dancer who loved beach music/the shag and was always kind to his friends. He loved his family and loved telling stories/sharing memories about them. Jerry talked about travelling. My heart is heavy with this sad news and my prayers are with you. He will be so missed. God bless all of you as Jerry has been taken “home”.

Condolence from April Bowling on January 29th, 2014 12:00 am

Jerry was a wonderful person with a good heart. He will truly be missed.

Condolence from Kelli Currin Joyner on January 29th, 2014 12:00 am

I knew Jerry from high school and remember his kind and humorous spirit. I pray for peace and comfort for his loved ones during this time. Love and prayers, Kelli

Condolence from Mitchell Davis on January 29th, 2014 12:00 am

I have a deep admiration and love for my brother Jerry. I can never forget his southern mannerisms and I often find myself saying a word or two and thinking that it sounded just like JerryWalker one word.

Condolence from Eddie on January 30th, 2014 12:00 am

Jerry was a great friend and beloved brother of mine I’m proud to have known him.He will be dearly missed but never forgotten.My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.Rest in peace my brother.

Condolence from Leah Harrison on January 30th, 2014 12:00 am

We send love and sympathy to your entire family during this time of great loss. May you be comforted by our loving thoughts and uplifting prayers for peace.
From your Friends, Ken, Leah, Rochelle, Riley, Raven and Your biggest fan, Ruby!

Condolence from GeorgeAnne M. Blackmon on January 31st, 2014 12:00 am

I remember Jerry well from my days at NCSU. He was always so mannerly & gracious, a true southern gentleman. I am so sorry for your loss & will keep you in my prayers.

Condolence from Rich Weaver on February 1st, 2014 12:00 am

Brother Jesse and family,
We are so sorry to hear of the unexpected loss of your son. You are truly in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything your Masonic brethren can do to help, we are here for you. God Bless
Oxford Lodge #122

Condolence from Jason on February 2nd, 2014 12:00 am

At NCSU, I met Jerry while we were pledging FarmHouse Fraternity together. To say that Jerry was “one of a kind” is a true understatement to how special a person he really was. He was a unique individual and I am truly fortunate along with others to have had the opportunity to be in Jerry’s presence as I did consider him true brother. Although we didn’t see each other much after college, when we did cross paths, it was like we picked up right we left off last. I will never forget Jerry as his one-liners and mannerisms will live on forever; however, I miss him dearly already. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family for their great loss, but I am comforted to know that Jerry is in a better place.

Condolence from Jason Watkins on February 21st, 2014 12:00 am

I’m saddened to learn of Jerry’s passing and sorry for your loss. May God continue to comfort you during this time.

Although I’d not spoken to him since we graduated from NCSU, I had recently heard he was in declining health. I’m not certain that you can smoke or chew tobacco in heaven but I am certain Jerry will have talked them into growing it.

I fondly remember many of day while we should have been in class but instead were on the road going to the farm shows, looking at equipment, etc. Everyone knew Jerry was in the room when you heard his distinct accent. He was always smiling, joking around and telling stories about farming in Oxford, and Otis.

Always proud to have been a Marine, and even prouder to be a Farmer. He will be surely missed by all!

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