CHERRYVILLE - Ronald Lamar "Ronnie" Walker, 67, of 178 Harbor Point Drive passed away May 11, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
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Born in Cleveland County on Dec. 21, 1945, he was the son of the late James William Walker and Grace Juanita Barton Walker.
Ronnie was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church and a former member of Fallston Masonic Lodge # 356. An avid hunter and fisherman, he was former owner and operator of Anchor Marine in Shelby for thirty-three years. Prior to opening the marine business, he was a driver for Carolina Freight.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Walker was preceded in death by son, James Todd Walker.
Mr. Walker is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Judy Costner Walker; son and daughter-in-law, Trent and Kelli Walker of Cramerton; granddaughters, Katie and Lily Walker whom he loved dearly; brother-in-law, Sammy Costner of Shelby; sisters-in-law and their husbands, Frances and Charles Propst of Shelby and Betsy and Clyde Biddle of Conyers, Georgia and numerous nieces,
nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stamey Funeral Home in Fallston.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Buffalo Baptist Church in Shelby with the Revs. Macky Turner and Don Honeycutt officiating.
Memorials may be made to Buffalo Baptist Church Building Fund, 1410 Buffalo Church Road, Shelby, NC 28150.
A guest register is available at www.stameyfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston.
Stamey Funeral Home - Fallston
846 E. Stagecoach Trail PO Box 639 Fallston, NC 28042
Published in Gaston Gazette on May 14, 2013