Roderick Walker, husband of Minister Terry McCray Walker, died Monday, June 22, 2015, at his home.
Born June 6, 1964, in Summerton, “Buck,” as he was affectionately known, was the ninth child born to the late Thomas Walker Sr. and Mable Jones Walker. He was raised in the home of the late Stukes and Louis Jones Dyson.
Roderick accepted Christ as his personal Savior at an early age, joining Historic Liberty Hill AME Church, where he served faithfully as a member of the Usher Board, the New Vision Choir, the Grandparents Ministry, the Caring Heart Ministry and the Liberty Hill Male Chorus.
He served as past-president of the Son of Allen. Most of all, he loved serving his Lord.
He attended Clarendon County public schools. He had a particular passion for playing football while at Scott’s Branch High School, where he was a member of the Class of 1983.
He had an exceptional zeal for cooking and his lawn care services. He enjoyed helping his fellow man and the church, and was a pillar of his community.
He was united in holy matrimony in July 2013 to Minister Terry McCray, and this union was blessed with Christ our Lord and Savior.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lenora Walker Boyd and Dorothy Dyson Perry; and a brother-in-law, John Westley McCray.
Survivors besides his wife of the home include his siblings, Pearly (Jerry) Johnson and Earnestine (John) Doughty, both of Summerton, Sarah (the Rev. John) Washington of Yemassee, John and L.C. Nelson and Henry Briggs, all of New York, Rosa Lee Brock of Baltimore, Maryland, Annie Mae Johnson, Mabel L. (George) Dupree, Janice W. Tindal, Shirley Miller and Amie W. Dupree, all of Manning, Maceo Walker, Janet (Malcolm) Vasham and Harold Walker, all of Atlanta, Thomas Lee (Elaine) Walker of Columbia; his aunts and uncles, Ellen Dyson of Summerton, Pearle Lewis and Bertie (Bishop Floyd) Briggs, both of Columbia, Minnie Bellenger and Willie (Towonda) McCray, both of Miami, Florida, and James (Geneva) McCray of Baltimore; a godson, Juan Dozier of Manning; five sisters-in-law, the Rev. Bertha McCray (Deacon Richard) Scott of Alcolu, Bernice McCray of Bishopville, Lydia McCray Oliver of Manning, Helen McCray of Summerton and Margie Wilkins; a special niece and nephew, Wanda Johnson and Hampton J. Oliver; and a number of other nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and dear friends.
A service of remembrance for Roderick Walker will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2015, at Historic Liberty Hill AME Church, 2310 Liberty Hill Road in Summerton, with the Rev. Robert L. China Jr. officiating.
A service of interment for Roderick Walker will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the home, 305 Hartwell St. in Manning.
Fleming and DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel of Manning is in charge of services for Roderick Walker.