Robert C. Walker
Mr. Robert C. Walker, age 59, longtime teacher at Battle Ground Academy, died suddenly Monday at his home.
Mr. Walker was a Nashville native and the son of the late Robert E. and Mary Herbert Walker. He was also predeceased by a sister, Frances Herbert Walker.
He is survived by his son, Paul Walker, now teaching in China; daughter, Grace of Torrington, CT; former wife, Celia Walker; sister, Ann W. (Mrs. Robert C.) Harwell, and nieces, Lacy (Mrs. Mark) Hardison, and Sarah Harwell.
Mr. Walker graduated from the University of Tennessee and received his Master's degree in history from Vanderbilt University. From an early age, he exhibited a prodigious intellect and a love of learning with a natural progression into the field of teaching. He began teaching at Battle Ground Academy in 1981 and continued until his death. His dedication to his profession, love of his students, and outstanding ability to instruct and engage earned him many accolades over the years. He was a member of the Faculty Hall Of Fame, received The Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching numerous times and had the yearbook dedicated to him in multiple years.
Perhaps his greatest teaching talent was his unique ability to encourage and inspire all his students to excel in school and in their future endeavors. We shall miss his innate kindness, sweetness, and the laughter he brought to our lives.
A private graveside service will be conducted at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. A Memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Battle Ground Academy or
Published in The Tennessean from Oct. 17 to Oct. 19, 2013