Raymond Allen Walker
by Robert Joseph Baker | December 15, 2016 4:34 pm
Last Updated: December 19, 2016 at 2:26 pm
SUMTER – Raymond Allen Walker, 87, widower of Thelma Proctor Walker, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at Lexington Medical Center in Lexington.
Born Sept. 26, 1929, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late John Thomas Walker Sr. and Mamie Ward Walker. He was a graduate of Manning High School and Coyne Electrical School in Chicago. Mr. Walker was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Army combat veteran of the Korean War. He retired from the electrical field at DuPont after 41 years of service. Following retirement, he enjoyed farming.
Survivors include two sons, Daryle A. Walker of Sumter and Raymond A. “Tony” Walker (Carole) of Lancaster; a grandson, Bryan A. Walker of Charlotte, North Carolina; a granddaughter, Shana Dry (Eric) of Lancaster; a great-granddaughter, Addison Dry; two brothers-in-law, Jack W. Richardson Sr. of Apex, North Carolina, and Reedy P. Herring of Sumter; and a sister-in-law, Sarah Bush Walker of Evans, Georgia.
He was preceded in death by an infant son; a brother, John Thomas Walker Jr.; a sister, Lily Walker Richardson; and a nephew, John Thomas Walker III.
A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, in the Bethel United Methodist Church cemetery, with the Rev. Allen Vaught officiating.
The family will receive friends at Little Bethel following the graveside service.
Memorials may be made to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 27 Broad St., Sumter, SC 29150; or Bethel United Methodist Church, 5575 Lodebar Road, Sumter, SC 29153.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.