Robert Walker

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MARTINEZ, Ga. - Mr. Robert H. Walker, 81, of Martinez, GA, entered into rest on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 28, 2012, at 11am at St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church. Interment will take place at 4pm at Rosehill Cemetery, Macon GA. Born in Paris Island, SC, he was the son of the late Robert Walker and Mary Murphy Walker. He lived in Macon and Savannah before moving to Augusta. He was the President of his company Amerigroup. He was a parishioner and Eucharistic Minister at St Mary on the Hill Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council # 677. Mr. Walker attended Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, on a basketball scholarship. During his lifetime he was honored with many insurance company and industry awards such as, VIP Salesman, Presidential Citations, Regional Leading Agency for President's Month and Life Membership in the Million Dollar Round Table. He has served as President of the American Businessman's Club and on the John de la Howe School Board of Directors. He has taught senior and adult educational programs in insurance and risk management. He enjoyed in his earlier years playing in pro-amateur golf tournaments for a hobby. In 1971, he won the Doral Open Pro Am with Chi Chi Rodriguez in Miami, FL. He is survived by his wife of fifty eight years, Katie V. Walker, daughter, Tina (Tony) Walker May, Macon, GA; son, R. Keith Walker, Columbia, SC; sister, Carolyn Holson, Edgefield, SC; grandchildren, Katherine Elizabeth Abell, Margaret Walker Abell, Robert (Taylor) Keith Walker, great grandchildren, Lola Walker, nephews, Michael Kitchens, Hugh Holson, and niece, Marie Stinger. The family will receive friends Friday, January 27, 2012 from 6-8pm with a wake service at 7pm at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 4255 Columbia Rd, Martinez. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church, 1420 Monte Sano Ave, Augusta, GA, 30904 or John de la Howe School, 192 Gettys Road, School, McCormick, SC, 29835.
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Jan. 27, 2012
Robert H. Walker
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