Conrad Eric Walker

Born on July 6, 1940

Departed on March 5, 2014 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Conrad Eric Walker went home to be with our Lord in Heaven on March 5, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. He is preceded in death by his parents Everett and Annie May Walker; brother, Carman and daughter, Wendy. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Walker; daughter, Candace Vradenburg; sons, Rory (Keisha) Walker and Conrad A. Walker; brothers, Glenn (Janet) Walker, Everett (Joann) Walker and Gary (Estalita) Walker. Five grandsons Justin, Joseph, Dillon (Brittany), Dalton and Garrett; two great-grandchildren, Izzy and Carstian and many nieces and nephews.
Conrad grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia the oldest of five boys. At the age of 19 he moved to California where he worked in the grocery business for many years. While there he married Cheryl, the love of his life, and started a family. They later moved to Tennessee where he owned and operated an acoustical ceiling company until he retired.
He developed many friendships over the years through his love of classic cars and car shows. He will always be remembered for his kindness, integrity and devotion to family. Always willing to mentor those around him he has touched many lives, and made us better people just by knowing him. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. We will carry him with us in our hearts until we meet again at Heaven’s door. A memorial mass for Conrad Eric Walker will be held at 11a.m. on Tuesday March 11, 2014 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church 1729 Stop Thirty Road Hendersonville, TN with a graveside service at Hendersonville Memory Gardens 353 Johnny Cash Pkwy Hendersonville, TN. Following the services a luncheon will be provided in the social hall of Our Lady of the Lake for all family and friends of Mr. Walker who wish to attend. HENDERSONVILLE FUNERAL HOME (615) 824-3855 springfieldfh.wpengine.com

10 Comments to Conrad Eric Walker

  1. Tom and Carolyn Heering
    March 9, 2014 10:53 am

    Cheryl, Carolyn and I are deeply saddened by Conrad’s passing. He was a remarkable man, always upbeat and uplifting. It has been a privilege to know him and call him friend. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers. We pray that God will give you the strength to get through this most difficult time. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help you.

    God bless you and be with you,
    Tom Heering

  2. Justin Walker
    March 9, 2014 2:32 pm

    My grandfather wasn’t one of these regular grandpas. He raised a crowded family from a young age. He was independent and kind yet strong. He believed in never giving up no matter what, there is always a way. He stood on what he believed in, and was an excellent example of what is possible, even if the world is against you. Above all else, I’d say he was consistent and nothing can compare to the influence he had on my image of the man I hope to become in the future. He believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself, and I’m sure there are many who could say the same. I don’t have to wonder if Papa is in Heaven because Heaven was built for men like my Papa.

  3. Rory Walker
    March 9, 2014 2:41 pm

    My father was the greatest man I have ever known, he was my idol. He showed me how to be a man and what loving your wife and family looks like. Dad was a kind, forgiving, hard working, and loving man with more integrity than anyone I know. If I could be half the man and father he was I would consider my life a success. I’m going to miss him more than words can express but I know he is in a better with our Lord and Savior.

  4. Joseph Burnett
    March 9, 2014 4:06 pm

    Papa, Skip, Scooter whatever I have called you, it’s always been a huge joy to call you anything. You have been the biggest and best father figure in my life. I want to thank you for the working genes you instilled in me. Coustic-Glo was great for me and I am lucky for the time I could try ad impress you. You were the only man in my life who has always been there and I just want you to know I’ve always tried to prove something to you. I hope I can carry on and be half the man you are. I love you with all my heart Skip. Thank you for everything!

  5. L. K.[bud] & jeanine Noble
    March 9, 2014 5:38 pm

    We have the best memories that we’ll cherish forever. We are unable to add anything new about our great son as you can see it has been written by others. He was a born leader and one smart dude about many, many items, but especially about finance. Thanks for all the pleasant memories for both of us and we’ll meet you in a far better place.

  6. Gary Walker
    March 10, 2014 3:58 pm

    Conrad was the coolest brother. Even though were separated by distance, we were always close in thought, mind, and love of each other. Conrad was always there for me. If I needed help in any way, he was the first in line. I feel so proud to have Conrad as my brother. He was a kind, generous, loving human being who lived the life his parents had raised him with. He made them proud.
    I have fond memories of my brother in my mind and heart and will always love him. I will see him in heaven if I am lucky enough.
    God bless you Conrad and I will see you soon.

  7. Glenn Walker
    March 10, 2014 3:59 pm

    Conrad was my older brother and a true leader of himself, his brothers, his family and all who knew him. He was kind hearted to all and was inspirational in guiding his children and grandchildren to a better life. He had a great work ethic and was honest in his interactions with all people he came in contact with. For me he was a close friend in life and business. His spirit of generosity was experienced not only his family but many individuals in his life. I will miss him dearly.
    We spoke daily. When he picked up he would say “What are you doin”. I would say “Well Conrad I’m Talking to you.” He laughed. We reminisced during the last 2 years of his illness about family, businesses and philosophy (I considered Conrad an economist and pure capitalist.). We saw eye to eye on about 95 % of what we discussed. He charmed the nurses with his fun spirit and tremendous energy. They called him the “energizer bunny”. I will be in contact with him every day in the way he affected my life. I can see him looking down and smiling at us from heaven.

  8. Dillon Walker
    March 10, 2014 5:40 pm

    My Grandpa Conrad Walker was a wonderful man and leader of the Walker family. He showed us how to live and how to treat people with love. My life was changed deeply for having him in it, he will always be on my mind and in my heart. He taught me to dream big and to go after my dreams and make them reality. He taught me that family is the most important thing in life and that we need to be here to lift each other up. If I accomplish 20% of what Grandpa has in life I will feel as if I’ve lived life to the fullest. I love you so much Grandpa I’m gonna do my best to make you happy up there where you are preparing our eternal home. You are missed very much and thought of daily, I’m blessed to have known you.

  9. Rebecca and Bob Vanderpool
    March 11, 2014 9:08 am

    Our love and prayers to the Walker Family at this time. Conrad was truly uplifting just to be around him. He serviced Citizens Bank for many years and he never left the job unless it was perfect. Truly a man of character . He loved his family and they were always the topic of his conversation. One thing he left all of you is “How to work and do a good job” .What great memories.

  10. Marlon Campbell
    March 11, 2014 10:24 am

    I am so thankful that I had the privilege of knowing Conrad. What a personality this guy was. He was one of the most honest and caring people that I have ever met. He was my friend unconditionally. I will remember this fighter. I will remember his joyful attitude and strong spirt even when things were hard for him. I thank God for giving us Conrad.

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