Andrew Claibourn "A.C." Walker, 90, of Florence, passed away May 30, 2014, at his residence. He was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. He was first and foremost a true blue American. He taught us respect for our country and for the land that he loved so much. He was a lifelong custodian of that land, and raised 63 cotton crops. He ran a cotton gin for 29 years. He encouraged his daughters to have careers and be self-sufficient long before Women's Lib came along. He loved spending time with his family. He was a World War II veteran, attending Naval Flight School. He always said he was a graduate of the School of Hard Knocks. We love him still. He will be forever in our hearts and our minds. We will miss him.
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Visitation will be Sunday, June 1, 2014, from 6–8 p.m. at Greenview Funeral Home. The funeral service will be Monday, June 2, 2014, at 3 p.m. in Greenview Memorial Chapel with Howard McIntyre officiating. Burial will follow in Florence City Cemetery.
Mr. Walker was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew J. and Belle Fowler Walker; brothers, Harvell J. "Jack" Walker, Howard T. Walker and James M. Walker.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma McIntyre Walker; daughters, Deborah W. Jackson (Buford), Joanne W. Reeves (Joey); brother, Robert H. "Buddy" Walker; sisters, Marie Dodd, Marybelle Stutts; grandchildren, Karie Phillips (DeVaney), Jessica Reeves, Walker Reeves; great-grandchild, Jack Carson Phillips; and lifelong friend and employee, Henry Chandler.
Active pallbearers will be his nephews, Harvell J. "Butch" Walker, Greg Stutts, Robert H. "Bud" Walker, Jr., Mike Stutts, Bruce Stutts, Andrew Walker, Ben Walker and James Walker.
Honorary pallbearers will be Will Duncan, Russell Trapp, Henry Chandler, Larry Jaynes and Wayne Berryman.
May the rains sweep gentle across your fields,
May the sun warm the land,
May every good seed you have planted bear fruit,
And late summer find you standing in fields of plenty.
An online guest book may be viewed and signed at greenviewmemorial.com.
Arrangements by Greenview Funeral Home.
Published in Florence Times Daily on June 1, 2014
Greenview Funeral Home
3657 Old Chisholm Road Florence, AL 35633