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Robert Charleston Walker
1937 2024

Robert Charleston Walker

July 24, 1937 — April 8, 2024

Robert Charleston Walker, 86, a retired Military Veteran, departed from this world on Monday, April 8, 2024, at Norton Women and Children's Hospital in Louisville, KY. He was born on July 24, 1937, in Chattanooga, TN, to Willie Rachel Cobb and Charles Oscar Walker of Tennessee.

Robert was a man of service, honor, and laughter. He proudly served his country in the Air Force as a Security Police officer and later in the Army as Head Cook. He served in Korea, Libya, RAF Wethersfield in England, and Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma, but mostly Army National Guard in Altus, OK. Robert's dedication to duty and his unwavering commitment to his fellow service members were evident throughout his military career.

Throughout his adult life, Robert also worked at a variety of jobs in Braintree, England, Rounds & Porter Lumber Company in Altus, OK and at Tyson Foods in Springfield, MO. He enjoyed square dancing, wood working, and spending time with his family. Later in his life, he moved to Kentucky to be close to his son and daughter. In the last 14 years of his life, he found joy in the camaraderie of friends while living at Farmdale Senior Towers. He was known for his gentle and kind personality and could often be found entertaining the ladies while sitting in his special chair, regaling them with stories and jokes.

Robert was preceded in death by his siblings, twin brother Ralph Lewis Walker, Wanda Sue Walker Thompson, Dan William Walker, and half-brother Charles "Frank" Walker, as well as his ex-wives, Jennifer Ann Carder Walker and Glenda Doris Tindle Walker.

He is survived by his children Donna Ann Kiczales (David), Sally Jane Wheatley, Richard Adrian Walker (Kristin "Nicki"), and April Dawn Walker (Mark Scammell), along with his step-children Tina Dorman, Susan Groh, and Jerry Bowler. Robert's memory will also be cherished by his grandchildren Rachel Klippel, Jonathan Wheatley, Sarah Wheatley, Emily Walker, Austin Walker, and Izabella Hoon, 4 great-grandchildren, and several step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of Robert's life will be held at a later date at Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee. Family and friends are invited to join in honoring his memory and sharing stories of his remarkable life.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that remembrances be made in the form of contributions to The Wounded Warrior Project.
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