On April 9, 1950 the world embraced Edward Oliver Lewis Walker known by family as “Brother”, born to Liddy Inez Pearson Walker and Murray Walker, in Nashville, TN. Edward’s calm spirit illuminated his family and friends’ lives for 68 years. Before the sun could rise on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Edward’s physical light dimmed with God calling His faithful servant home.
Edward was a God fearing family man. He was baptized at the age of 12 in Nashville, TN at Jefferson Street Church of Christ and he attended school in the Nashville Public school systems up until the passing of his father. In 1965, he and his mother relocated to Red Springs, NC where they placed their church membership at the South Lumberton Church of Christ. Edward graduated high school in 1968 as part of the last graduating class from Peterson High School. On March 30, 1973 he enlisted with the United States Army where he served with distinction as a Power Plant Operator; earning the awards of M16 Marksman, National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. After leaving the military, Edward worked in the manufacturing field until his retirement in 2011. His hobbies included attending bible study, playing Backgammon, Bid Whist, and watching boxing, football, and crime mysteries.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 34 years, Carroell and his four children; Derrick Buie of Fayetteville, GA, Diasha Williams (Brian) of Birmingham, AL, Alicia Jackson (Kendrick) of Waxhaw, NC and Crystal Walker of Baltimore, MD; seven grandchildren, Jeremi James, Derrick Jr., Daeveon, Daebreon, Kymora, Ken & Deijah; two great grandchildren, Kahlil and Anastazia; two aunts, Veorah Dukes of Red Springs, NC and Catherine Pearson of Lumberton, NC; two special nieces, who he helped raise, Sonja (Lynn) of Atlanta, GA and Annissa (JT) of Greensboro, NC and a host of other family and friends.